Cardinals host Kentucky Guard for Military Appreciation

Photos by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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Air Force Brig. Gen. Warren Hurst, the Kentucky National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Air and commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard, executes the coin toss at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., to begin the University of Louisville – Murray State football game Sept. 6, 2014. The game was billed as Military Appreciation Day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer/Released)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville honored servicemembers during the U of L-Murray State football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Sept. 6. The game, billed as Military Appreciation Day, started with a coin toss executed by Air Force Brig. Gen. Warren Hurst, the Kentucky National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Air and commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard. Recruiters from the Kentucky Army and Air Guard also set up booths featuring displays of military equipment and answered questions posed by hundreds of fans.

The Cardinals defeated the Racers 66-21.

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Army Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, a recruiter for the Kentucky Army National Guard, speaks with a football fan outside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., prior to the University of Louisville – Murray State football game Sept. 6, 2014. The game, billed as Military Appreciation Day, began with a coin toss executed by Air Force Brig. Gen. Warren Hurst, the Kentucky National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Air and commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer/Released)

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The University of Louisville took on Murray State University at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 6, 2014. Louisville won 66-21. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer/Released)

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Air Force Maj. Keith Smith, commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, displays EOD protective equipment to a football fan outside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., prior to the University of Louisville – Murray State football game Sept. 6, 2014. The game, billed as Military Appreciation Day, began with a coin toss executed by Air Force Brig. Gen. Warren Hurst, the Kentucky National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Air and commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer/Released)

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The University of Louisville football team in action against Murray State University at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 5, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

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