U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Perez of Perris will be honored as the Military Hero of the Game Wednesday evening as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium.
Perez enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998. He has deployed six times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Global War on Terror and Operation Inherent Resolve. He is the battery gunnery sergeant for the 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment based in Seal Beach.
The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Noel Taylor, sister of Dodger center fielder-shortstop Chris Taylor to coincide with his bobblehead night.