Student Veteran Nicholas Jurek Honored at Yankee Stadium

The Manhattan College student and former Marine was the Veteran of the Game on Aug. 1.

jurek_768x576.jpgCorporal Nicholas Jurek, a member of the class of 2018 who completed two tours in Afghanistan with the United States Marine Corps, was recognized as the Veteran of the Game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, August 1, when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers.

Jurek and his family attended the game free of charge in box seats and were honored on the field in the middle of the seventh-inning stretch.

Jurek is studying nuclear medicine technology at Manhattan College and is expected to graduate in May 2018. He is also the current vice president of Manhattan’s Student Veterans Organization, formerly known as the VALOR Club.

The New York Yankees honor a military veteran during every home game in cooperation with the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation. The group aims to help veterans who were injured during their service at any time after September 11.

By Pete McHugh