Padres welcome SMA, Secretary Ford

By Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'ConnellJuly 9, 2008

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
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View from the suite of Padres Chief Executive Officer Sandy Alverson as enjoyed by Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Warrior Transition Unit cadre and families at the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – View from the suite of Padres Chief Executive Officer Sandy Alverson as enjoyed by Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Warrior Transition Unit cadre and families at the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chrissy Russo interviews (from left to right) Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Wounded Warrior and special assistant to the Secretary of the Army Joe Bowser, and head military marketing for the Padres Jack Ench, for "Outta Left Field" at the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chrissy Russo interviews (from left to right) Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Wounded Warrior and special assistant to the Secretary of the Army Joe Bowser, and head military marketing for the Padres Jack Ench, for "Outta Left Field" at the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston shakes hands with Padres catcher Luke Carlin after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston shakes hands with Padres catcher Luke Carlin after throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visit with Soldiers and Wounded Warriors before Preston threw the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visit with Soldiers and Wounded Warriors before Preston threw the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston share a laugh on the field of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston share a laugh on the field of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
The "Play Ball" boy kicks off the ballgame after Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston threw the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston holds the Padres game ball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston holds the Padres game ball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch of the Padres vs. Marlins game at the Petco Stadium in San Diego, Ca., July 8. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL