The cadets and cadre of the Royal Warrior Battalion gathered on April 26 to help honor America and enjoy an evening of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders baseball at the recently refurbished PNC Field in Moosic. Prior to the game, members of the Royal Warrior Battalion color guard marched on the field to present the national colors, while a detail of nearly 25 cadets marched into centerfield displaying a large American flag during the national anthem. Participating in first pitch ceremonies that evening were Military Science Level IV Cadets Jessica Persoon and Sean Cogan, as well as Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Remley, professor of military science.
More than 65 cadets attended the game, as well as a several alumni and friends of the battalion. Among the battalion’s special guests were Major General (retired) K. Frederick Mauger, Colonel (retired) Stanley Kennedy and Colonel (retired) Robert Guglielmi. Ray Burd, director of printing and mailing services at Scranton and a member of the University's Army ROTC Advisory Board, also joined the Royal Warriors for the game.
“This was a great team-building event for the battalion,” said Lieutenant Colonel Remley. “Not only did we have the opportunity to come together and relax following a year of some very demanding training, but it was just one more chance to be involved with and help support the local community.”
The Royal Warrior Battalion's color guard and flag detail take the field prior the national anthem April 26 at PNC Field.