Trumbull County veteran to be honored at MLB all-star game
HOWLAND TWP., Ohio - A 92-year-old Trumbull County man will represent the Cleveland Indians in next week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Ray Matwich won't be playing for the Tribe. He'll be on Citi Field in Flushing, New York during Tuesday's game with 30 other military veterans being honored for service to their country.
Matwich and the other honorees for each major league team were selected for the Tribute to Heroes through votes cast by fans.
According to the Major League Baseball web site, Matwich served in the U.S. Army during World War Two. He guarded the door of the war room during the invasion of south France. Matwich received five battle stars before being discharged as a corporal.
Matwich is a resident of the Shepard of the Valley in Howland.