McCartney & Allen Show Appreciation to Veterans

United States Marine Corps and United States Army Veterans show appreciation to Veterans at American Legion baseball games

Umpires Brad Allen (L) and Dave McCartney (R) wear US Veteran umpire shirs at Greenville American Legion Post 140 baseball game with Napoleon Legion Post 300. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Greenville’s Dave McCartney, an OHSAA baseball umpire and assignor showed his appreciation to Brad Allen for his excellent umpiring services to high schools in the Dayton and surrounding areas with a special military umpire’s shirt.

McCartney is a US Marine Corps Veteran while Allen is a Veteran of the US Army.

Homeplate umpire Dave McCartney calls a strike at Sater Heights Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We wanted to show appreciation for our Veterans,” said McCartney. “Brad and I are both Veterans and one of the things I wanted to recognize was Brad this year during the spring season.”

“Wherever we asked Brad to go Brad went so I wanted to do something nice for him,” McCartney continued. “I found the umpire shirts for the military branches online and that was my gift to Brad for working hard this spring.”

Umpire, Brad Allen communicates with home plate umpire Dave McCartney in American Legion game between Greenville Post 140 and Napoleon Post 300 at Sater Heights Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Allen lives in Piqua and teaches Special Education at Houston as well as serving as a high school coach.

“When Dave talked to me about this I thought it was a great idea,” Allen stated. “Anything we can do to support our men and women in the Armed Forces I’m all for and appreciate everything they do.”

(L-R) United States Army Veteran Brad Allen and United States Marine Corps Veteran Dave McCartney work American Legion game between Greenville Post 140 and Napoleon Post 300 at Greenville’s Sater Heights Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)