LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Navy Petty Officer Frank Blackman of Torrance will be honored as the Veteran of the Game Saturday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium at 6:10 p.m.
Blackman enlisted in 2000 and is a jet engine mechanic supervisor with the Flying Eagles VFA-122, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. He has served on two aircraft carriers, the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS John Stennis.
Blackman was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon and a Humanitarian Service Medal. He said his most gratifying assignment was his humanitarian efforts in Thailand, following a 2004 tsunami that left an estimated 230,000 dead in 14 nations.