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The San Diego Padres have been rained out at home only 1 time in their 46 year existence as a baseball team.  Since building Petco Park in 2004, they have only experienced 5 rain delays ever!  My Dad was lucky enough to host a large group of heroes who were to be honored at the game last night, but due to very rare 2 hour rain delay, they had to take a “Rain Check”.  

For the 2nd straight day its a rare soggy rainy day in San Diego.  Today we are proud to be honoring the legacy of Army Sgt Alejandro Dominguez and hosting surviving family members in his honor thanks to the San Diego Padres


For a man who never spoke of joining the Army, a soldier’s life came naturally to Alejandro Dominguez.

He spent hours poring over his tank manual. He quit his favorite pastime of racing all-terrain vehicles in the desert because he did not want to get hurt. And when formal occasions called for shiny shoes and a full dress uniform, the stylish 24-year-old would say with pride, “Look at me, Mom.”

“I would tell him, ‘You look very handsome, my boy,’ ” said his mother, Elia Dominguez.

It was a passion Dominguez’s family respected, albeit reluctantly. They recognized that it made the husband and father of two from San Diego mature and prompted him to map out his future — a home, more children and a lifetime career in the Army.

Those plans ended June 25 when Sgt. Alejandro Dominguez was killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Mosul, Iraq, north of Baghdad. Also killed were Army Spc. Joel Taylor, 20, of Pinetown, N.C., and Army Spc. James Yohn, 25, of Highspire, Pa. All three were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, Texas.

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It was an honor to host Sgt Dominguez’ family at the Padres game today in his honor.

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank the San Diego Padres for going above and beyond for 2 straight days to help us honor heroes & make Warrior Wishes come true.  We would also like to thank Cloudeez for providing an awesome Ice Cream Experience & New Era for providing Padres Caps for the Dominguez family.

 My Dad plans to stay up all night and work on tying up all the loose ends on our #BattlefieldsToBallfields mission before Catching a bus back to LA to honor the legacy of a fallen hero at the Dodgers game tomorrow night at our 46th game in 45 days!!!

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