• Major League Baseball and People magazine on Wednesday announced 30 winners of the "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, which recognizes veterans and military service members who build upon both organizations' commitment to honoring our country's heroes.
Joseph Carroll of Blue Ash, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, was selected by fans to represent the Reds at the 2013 All-Star Game.
Carroll joined the military shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and served as an Army Ranger. Upon returning home, he founded Helping Hands of Cincinnati, a non-profit that helps families fight the financial burdens of cancer.
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