Navajo Code Talker Throws First Pitch At Owasso Game

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 10:40 pm
By: News On 6

The Owasso High School softball team had a very special guest at its game Thursday.

Thomas Begay, a World War II veteran and one of the original Navajo Code Talkers, was on hand to throw out the first pitch.

It was part of a special recognition by the team of the military and veterans.

"Makes me feel good that the young people are playing and they're very interested in a game of any kind in high school," Begay said.

A 100-person choir sang the national anthem and the Honor Guard from Tinker Air Force Base presented the colors.

Veterans got special recognition with gifts at the beginning of the game.