Phillies Phantasy Camp is awarding two Wounded Warriors with the opportunity to attend camp in Clearwater, Florida this January as a token of their gratitude for their tremendous service to our country. One veteran, Sergeant First Class Brian Keaton, was surprised with this experience on 1210 WPHT’s Chris Stigall Show by Chris Landosky of Phillies Phantasy Camp and the Phillies’ John Brazer. Father of five, Brian suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq as a member of the 28th Infantry Division. He has since experienced over 100 seizures, and spends his days attending doctor appointments as he tries to make a full, healthy recovery. An alumnus of the Ball State baseball team, Sergeant First Class Keaton is a true baseball fan.
“In our family, it’s God, family, country, and baseball,” he says during the on-air interview. Phillies Phantasy Camp is thrilled to be able to give this experience to such a hero. Sergeant First Class Keaton gives thanks to the American people by saying, “Thank you for giving me something to fight for. I’m not a hero any more than [you] are. If [you] weren’t here making America great, I wouldn’t have anything to serve.” Speechless, Sergeant First Class Keaton was overcome with gratitude as he stumbled to find the right words to express his thanks to Phillies Phantasy Camp, the Philadelphia Phillies, and Liberty USO. Thank YOU, Sergeant First Class Keaton, for your service to our country!