The UAA will salute those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces on Saturday.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University Athletic Association will recognize 24 members of the armed forces (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy & Coast Guard), veterans and local First Responders as part of Florida’s annual Saluting Those Who Serve game, presented by Vystar Credit Union.
The service members and veterans that will be recognized during the Gators’ matchup against Arkansas span across multiple generations, as the list includes individuals who served during the Vietnam War, Korean War, the war in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. Members of the University Florida Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will also be recognized.
Each individual either attended the University of Florida or has a special tie to the Gators or the UF community.
Individuals Recognized Sandra Torres-Pinto (U.S. Marine Corps, 1981-2006) – Honorary Ms. Two Bits. Matthew Peter Dezelan (U.S. Army, 2001-11) Kenneth Sassaman (U.S. Army, 1953-54) James Wersal (U.S. Army, 2003-11) Virginia Court (U.S. Navy, 1956-58) Oscar Fuentes (U.S. Navy, 2011-19) Hugo Gomez (U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard, 2010-19) Brandon Lee (U.S. Air Force, 2011-20) Doug Robertson (U.S. Air Force, 1979-99)