Philadelphia Flyers to Honor Blackhawk Pilot Dan Jollota of United States Army
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The Flyers will honor Blackhawk Pilot Commander Dan Jollota of the United States Army as a "Flyers Community Teammate" during the second period of their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
For over 33 years, Commander Jollota has been enlisted in the United States Army. In 1993, he was a pilot in one of the biggest battles for U.S. troops since the Vietnam War. He flew U.S. aircrafts into Somalia for search and rescue missions. The mission was adapted into the film Black Hawk Down and highlighted their courageous efforts to save the lives of U.S. soldiers and preserve their motto that no man gets left behind. Commander Jollota’s service has achieved him awards such as The Bronze Star Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Fans will join Flyers Ambassador of Hockey Bob “The Hound” Kelly as he presents Commander Jollota of the United States Army with a personalized Flyers jersey in honor of his courage and dedication to defend our country.
The "Flyers Community Teammate," presented by Virtua Health, was developed to recognize an individual or group for their positive contributions to the local community. For more information on the "Flyers Community Teammate" visit philadelphiaflyers.com.