**Marine Honored As Anthem Angel This Past Sunday
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Brownsburg, Ind. as a 2009 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. LCpl Kevin Eisert was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, December 27, for his outstanding contribution to the community and our country.
Kevin, nominated by Paul and Mary Stratton, has been a Marine for the past 14 years.
Lance Cpl. Kevin Eisert is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and is in the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Platoon, stationed in Hawaii. In mid-2009, his company joined the Golf Company in Now Zad, Afghanistan, to help prevend insurgents from moving back into the town and having another stronghold in the area. Together, they brought in Afghan police and army to show locals their own countrymen also were there to protect them. Kevin's company was stationed in one of the most "active Taliban" areas and is one of the most-decorated companies in the Marine Corps. Stated eloquently by his family, Kevin was nominated as a representative of all the Marines who selflessly serve their country and are asked to sacrifice themselves and their time away from their families.
In honor of Kevin's heroism, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as recognition on-field recognition at the game.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.