Us Army All American Bowl 2011
January 8, 2011 by USA Post
Us Army All American Bowl 2011, Some of the best athletes in high school football in the country have converged with about 100 soldiers-heroes of the whole army in San Antonio, Texas, this week in preparation for what became the number one U.S. Army outreach program.
The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 8, between the soccer players in high school in the nation in a contest of the East against the West. The game started national televised talent of many players who have become college and NFL soloists.
Players and soldier-heroes have met throughout the week in places which consisted of a challenge against the West is that pitted teams to eat, push-ups and sit-up events, as as a barbecue in their honor. During pre-game activities, each soldier-heroes will be paired with his player in question and announced in mid field.
According to Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Cowan, a soldier-hero of Memphis, Tenn., the week was unforgettable. Going out to meet young men who are recognized, and learn about them and share my story of the Army has been great. I really enjoy mentoring and talking to young players who do positive things with their lives, “he said.
The soldier-heroes have been decorated with gallantry in action in Iraq or Afghanistan, and consider themselves as soldiers who are simply doing their job.
“This week has opened my eyes to how the majority of the public sees us,” said Sgt. Johnny Grandel, who received the Purple Heart for wounds received in a rocket attack that sent shrapnel to the face, arms and legs. “But when we learned that only 1 percent of Americans answer the call of duty, and only a few of us have received decorations for our duty, we understand why some may call us heroes, although for us, we’re just doing our job. “
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