Sometimes, the best service that a person can do for their country is to wear its colors. Recently, a 24 year old Army Officer who played baseball for the Army at West Point was drafted, and may continue representing the Army and Army values while playing professional Baseball.
U.S. Army Engineer Hill is a left hander that worked hard for his commission in the U.S. Army, but he also has excellent skills on the ball field. While his West Point Classmates are overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, defusing bombs and assisting peacekeeping, Hill has been working to encourage young people to join the U.S. Army and support their country while gaining valuable skills.
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?I think about it every day to be honest. And while I am torn, I also do love baseball, and I love the Army. The Army may allow me to play, but I will always be Army Green at heart,? said Hill.
For the left-hander with a decent fastball and double-A experience, it?s both a blessing and a burden. He works for the Army at the U.S. Military Academy assembling recruiting material and helps recruit Cadets to West Point, especially Cadet-Athletes.
Soon, he will spend his afternoons playing as a minor league Seattle Mariners Farm team player.