Retired Iraq War veteran Brian Keaton was asked to throw the opening pitch at the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants, and did in a way only awounded vet can.
After running up to the moun, he dropped to the turf, pulled himself to the pitcher’s plate and lobbed the ball in like a grenade. The crowd went wild.
Keaton retired from the U.S. Army as a Sgt. 1st Class after recovering from an explosion that required over three years of treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he was treated for traumatic brain injury and PTSD. The pitch was his first public outing after being discharged from the hospital.
Keaton wants to continue supporting soldiers and their families in his civilian life and work for vets in need.