'Tropic Lightning Division' recognizes All-American football players

By Staff Sgt. Michael Iceman, 25th Infantry DivisionJanuary 22, 2010

25th Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota (far left) stands with seven All-American high school football players who wore the 25th Inf. Div. insignia on their helmets in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 9.  Leota presented each player with a Certificate of Achievement and a 25th Inf. Div. football jersey on behalf of Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the division commanding general, and his "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers.  The U.S. Army marked its 10th anniversary of sponsoring the event, which showcases the talents of top high school athletes across the nation in an East vs. West bowl game.  The 25th Inf. Div. representatives played for the West squad and defeated the East, 30-14. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Iceman, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division).
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 25th Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Leota (far left) stands with seven All-American high school football players who wore the 25th Inf. Div. insignia on their helmets in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 9. Leota presented each player with a Certificate of Achievement and a 25th Inf. Div. football jersey on behalf of Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the division commanding general, and his "Tropic Lightning" Soldiers. The U.S. Army marked its 10th anniversary of sponsoring the event, which showcases the talents of top high school athletes across the nation in an East vs. West bowl game. The 25th Inf. Div. representatives played for the West squad and defeated the East, 30-14. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Iceman, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division). (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael Iceman, 25th Infantry Division) VIEW ORIGINAL