Raiders Hold Salute to Service Festivities

The Oakland Raiders held their annual Salute to Service in and around their Week 10 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings at O.co Coliseum in Oakland this past Sunday.

Wounded Warrior Project

U.S. Army soldier Justin Khan, and United States Marines Jason Rowell and Tony Ray Wise, Jr., were recognized for their service overseas and the assistance they've received from the Wounded Warrior Project.

C-17A Flyover

Maj. Craig Husby, Capt. Dante Earle and Maj. Emily Yturralde, along with senior airmen Maranda Trujillo and Charles Palmer, and ground controller Capt. Eric Reiboldt were all part of the 21st Airlift Squadron's C-17A flyover prior to kickoff.

Academic Honors

This month's Academic Honors Award recipients are all part of the local military community. Natalie Garcia, Chad Kreiberg, Somer Lankford, Vincent Ruiz, and Timothy Simmons were recognized for their academic achievements and positive impact in the community.

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Raiders salute those who serve our country throughout the home game in Week 10 at O.co Coliseum.

Flag Presentation**

U.S. Army specialist Victor Thibeault and U.S. Army corporal Josh Hollingsworth led the Raiders out of the tunnel and on to the field carrying an American flag that was flown over Afghanistan in 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Giant Flag Unfurling

Members of the United States Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard unfurled a giant American flag as part of the National Anthem performance.

National Anthem

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Greer, a disabled veteran, performed the National Anthem prior to kickoff. 

Colors

Honor guards from the United States Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Army presented the colors.

Honorary Captain

Army Sgt. Christian Valle, who was wounded in the line of duty while serving in Iraq, served as honorary captain for the coin toss.

Torch

Representatives of the United States Marine Corps (1st Sgt. Bryan Campbell), Navy (AO1 Jose Santillano), Air Force (Master Sgt. Michael Compean), Army (Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Reed) and Coast Guard (Master Chief Steven Fields) lit the torch in honor of Al Davis.

World War II Veteran

The Raiders and the Raider Nation recognized and paid tribute to 98-year-old former U.S. Navy sailor Rex Funk who served aboard the USS Bright during World War II.

Donation

The Raiders presented a $15,000 donation to Folds of Honor, an organization that helps family members of fallen and wounded soldiers.

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