Fort Leonard Wood service members participate in military appreciation event before Cardinals game

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Maj. Gen. James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general (center), and MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena met Fredbird, the St. Louis Cardinals' mascot, Saturday during the pre-game ceremonies for the annual AUSA Military Appreciation Game at Busch Stadium. Photo by Michael Curtis

Maj. Gen. James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, and MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena, participated in pre-game ceremonies for the annual Association of the United States Army Military Appreciation Game with the St. Louis Cardinals Sept. 11 at Busch Stadium.

Maj. Gen. James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, throws a ceremonial pitch Saturday during the pre-game ceremonies for the annual St. Louis Cardinals and AUSA Military Appreciation Game at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Michael Curtis)

The 399th Army Band and a Fort Leonard Wood joint-service color guard also participated.

After the ceremonies, Fort Leonard Wood service members, civilians and their families watched the Cardinals defeat the Cincinnati Reds with a score of 6-4.

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena throws a ceremonial pitch Saturday during the pre-game ceremonies for the annual St. Louis Cardinals and AUSA Military Appreciation Game at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Michael Curtis)
Maj. Gen. James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general (right), and MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena pose with baseballs Saturday during the pre-game ceremonies for the annual St. Louis Cardinals and AUSA Military Appreciation Game at Busch Stadium. (Photo by Michael Curtis)