Bedford native SEAL Blake Marston was killed during a January training accident
MANCHESTER, NH – Special Warfare Operator First Class William Blake Marston will be remembered during a special pre-game ceremony May 24 at Northeast Delta Stadium.
Marston, of Bedford, lost his life in a military parachute training accident Jan. 10. He served two tours in Afghanistan and was a decorated combat veteran. The Bedford native was also a big baseball fan, attended The Derryfield School, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and Stonehill College before pursuing his career as a Navy SEAL.
The Marston family, including his parents, will be at the game on Sunday as the Fisher Cats host a Red, White, and Blue Memorial Day Weekend.
The pre-game ceremony will include a first pitch by Marston’s father and a moment of silence before the national anthem.
In Marston’s memory, fans can purchase tickets for Sunday’s game using the code “MARSTON,” and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to The 31Heroes Project ($4 for each premium box seat ticket; $2 for each box seat ticket).
Fans may also donate directly to The 31Heroes Project through a CrowdRise page, created to honor the lives of 30 military service members, many of them Navy SEALs, and one military K9, who were killed when their Extortion 17 helicopter was downed in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011. Donations can be make on the CrowdRise page at www.crowdrise.com/