Battle at the Capital celebrates red, white and blue

By: Photo Michael Kirby/Loomis News
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8LO WildArt Battle Andrew Walko, U.S. Army Silver Wings Jump Team member, trails the American flag over the Del Oro High School football stadium after jumping from a Coast Guard C-130 from 10,000 feet during Battle at the Capital last weekend. Parker and two Silver Wings team members delivered the game ball on each of the three football showcase days. During the football showcase weekend, wounded veteran Lance Corporal Thomas Parker was the guest of honor and presented the game ball. Parker lost both his legs in an explosion, while he was an active duty U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, see Parker’s interview story. Proceeds from Battle at the Capital benefit vital programs and services for severely wounded veterans. Del Oro’s varsity team narrowly lost to Westlake in overtime Saturday night, while the junior varsity team overran Westlake to win in the fourth quarter, see sports stories. Joyia Emard, Loomis News Editor