Wally’s All-Star moment

It probably didn’t get much notice at last night’s All Star game, except, of course, by the people who were at Target Field. But on Twitter last evening, Eileen Smith posted a pretty poignant moment on the Jumbotron.

It’s Wally Englund, who, as Eileen points out, was an usher at the Metrodome for quite a few years.

But there’s so much more to his story, including his courage in telling about the after-effects of his service in World War II.

Here’s the story he told me five years ago.

  • boB from WA

    More of an all-star than the players who showed up last night. Thanks for sharing.

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    I think he might have been on the screen the night they commemorated D-Day as well.