Sgt. A.J. Wild of Bluefield, who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan with the 304th Military Police Company based in Bluefield, will throw out the first pitch Sunday prior to the start of the Princeton Ray’s versus Bluefield Blue Jays game Sunday evening at 6 p.m., at Bowen Field.
Wild, a paramedic with the Princeton Rescue Squad, threw out the first pitch at the July 4, 2012 game at Bowen Field before the 304th deployed to Afghanistan. The soldiers of the 304th MP Co., returned from their deployment earlier this month.
All members of the 304th and their families will be admitted free, and a local community group will provide refreshments for the troops and their families.
For more details about this welcome home event, see Saturday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.