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Special Operations Soldiers to participate in Army All-American Bowl activities

Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 8:00 pm In News | No Comments

One 5th Special Forces Group and Two 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment soldiers based at Fort Campbell, KY Selected

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Fort Bragg, NC – Ten United States Army Special Operations Soldiers will be paired with more than 90 of the nation’s top high school football players for the upcoming U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities, January 1st-5th at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Activities throughout Bowl Week help connect these All-American athletes with Army Soldier Heroes from around the country and provide better understanding of what it takes and what it means to be an Army Strong Soldiers.

The 10 USASOC Soldiers are

Capt. Shawn Jokinen – 95th Civil Affairs Brigade  (Airborne) (bio)

Master Sgt. Peter Sims – 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (bio)

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Swann – 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (bio)

Sgt. 1st Class John Nelson – 8th Military Information Support Battalion (bio)

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Dalessio – 6th Military Information Support Battalion (bio)

Sgt. 1st Class William Hutson – 75th Ranger Regiment (bio)

Staff Sgt. Otilio Vasquez – 75th Ranger Regiment (bio)

Staff Sgt. Marshall Brown – 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (bio)

Sgt. Aaron Eichhorn – 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (bio)

Sgt. Carlos Walker – 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) (bio)

In addition to showcasing the nation’s top high school football players, the All-American Bowl honors Soldiers who were valorous or Purple Heart recipients. Soldier Heroes selected to pair up with the All-American athletes will take part in mentoring activities leading up to the All-American Bowl.

The Army is the strength of the Nation. The All-American Bowl showcases this strength, as well as the unique characteristics and core Army values that define the extraordinary Americans who wear the Army colors according to goarmy.com.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl has a strong legacy that includes many of today’s NFL and college stars.

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