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Dietz & Watson and the Philadelphia Eagles are joining forces to honor our Military Heroes at every Eagles home game.

If you have a friend or family member currently serving, submit their name, contact information and a brief description about why they should be the Dietz & Watson Hometown Hero.

Each week, one Hero will be selected to attend an Eagles home game, enjoy pre-game sidelines and be featured during the Eagles game. Submit your Hometown Hero today.

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2016 Hometown Heroes


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Eagles vs Packers

November 28

Petty Officer Second Class

Petty Officer Jennifer Gramata, a native of Pottstown, PA, currently serves at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. Her primary duties include conducting inspections of foreign cargo ships, cargo containers, and waterfront port facilities to ensure compliance with US and International safety and security standards. Her efforts promote and facilitate safe maritime commerce in the nationally significant tri-state ports that see nearly 4,000 commercial cargo ship arrivals annually. Petty Officer Gramata has previously served in Annapolis, MD and Houston-Galveston, TX.


Eagles vs Falcons

November 13

Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer

Petty Officer Cory Mays has been in the Navy for 9 years. During his time he was stationed in Japan and recently completed a 9 month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer Mays is an Administrative Specialist responsible for maintaining and organizing Sailors' records.


Eagles vs Vikings

October 23

Senior Chief Petty Officer Rick "Hollywood" Yeakley

Rick “Hollywood” Yeakley joined the Navy in 1996. He was mobilized in 2002 under Operations Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom and deployed overseas in 2005 to Kuwait. He is currently assigned to a Navy Expeditionary unit, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 8 in Lakehurst, NJ.


Eagles vs Steelers

September 25

Senior Airman Chris Montague

PA Air National Guard

Senior Airman Chris Montague is in the 201st Red Horse Squadron Det 1 and is a Heavy Equipment Operator Journeyman.  He has been in the military for 5 years and deployed to Bagram, Aghanistan OIF March-November 2014. His hometown is in Horsham, PA. 


Preseason: Eagles vs Jets

September 1st

Sergeant First Class Francis Manley

Army National Guard

Sergeant First Class Manley is a member of Charlie Battery 1st Battalion 108th Field Artillery 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, PA Army National Guard. He was raised in Wissinoming region of Philadelphia’s, graduated from Frankford High School, and enlisted into the PA Army National Guard in 1998 as a Fire Support Specialist.


Preseason: Eagles vs Buccaneers

August 11

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Botts

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Botts has been in the Coast Guard for eight years. He is currently a recruit Company Commander at Training Center Cape May. His other assignments include Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Coast Guard Headquarters and the Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn.


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