In appreciation of the overwhelming show of patriotism by our fans, the Philadelphia Eagles are working to honor Eagles fans serving in the military as our Hometown Heroes. We would like to acknowledge your friend or family member whose bravery and strength make them deserving of special recognition.
Pre Season Game vs. Pittsburgh (8/9)
Technical Sergeant Marc F. Carroll
Technical Sergeant Marc F. Carroll was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia and currently Reside in the Northeast. He has been married to his beautiful wife Jessica going on 5 years. They have three amazing children Leah, Chase and new edition Charlotte. Technical Sergeant Carroll has served 8 years with the United States Air Force as a Cable and Antenna Installation Specialist. He recently returned home from Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he led a team in the installation of multiple communication system projects. It's good to be home. Go Eagles!
Pre Season Game vs. New York Jets (8/30)
Petty Officer Second Class (SW/AW) Megan Sifford
Petty Officer Sifford enlisted in the Navy on July 19, 2005 as an Operations Specialist. Her initial duty assignment after Recruit Training was to the aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). After her tour with onboard the JFK, she was assigned to Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 out of Jacksonville, FL. She reported to Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia in July, 2010, and is currently serving as the Leading Petty Officer of Navy Recruiting Station Huntingdon Valley, PA.
Week 2 Game vs. Baltimore Ravens (9/16)
Sergeant/E-5 Omar K. Pigford
Sergeant Pigford's duty position is Military Police assigned with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Sergeant Pigford has over 11 years of service with previous duty assignments and deployments including service in Southwest Asia, Cuba, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq and has also supported State emergency operations in Louisiana and Pennsylvania. Sergeant Pigford will be departing this month to perform duty at Fort Hood, TX.
Week 4 Game vs. New York Giants (9/30)
Sergeant Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley grew up in Ambler, Pa and is a 2002 graduate from Wissahickon high school. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2004 and was deployed to Iraq from 2009-2010. During that time he served in the Al Anbar Province at Camp Korean Village as a Metoc Observer. He currently is a Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve serving with Marine Wing Support Squadron 472 at Ft Dix NJ.
Week 6 Game vs. Detroit Lions (10/14)
CS1 Jessica Rodriguez
Culinary Specialist First Class Rodriguez began active duty in the United States Navy in 1999. She has been on various assignments throughout the country and Guantanamo Bay and has many achievement medals and pins. She has helped with The Disabled Children Community, the YMCA, feeding the hungry and many other charity efforts. She is currently enrolled into college at the University of Management and Technology where she is striving to get her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.
Week 8 Game vs. Atlanta Falcons (10/28)
Staff Sergeant Phillip Matthew Sheppard
Born in Lynchburg, VA. Staff Sergeant Sheppard has been in the Air Force for 5 1/2 years and works in Power Production at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. He has been stationed at several bases including Osan AB Republic of Korea and Tyndall AFB, Florida. He has deployed once, and has earned the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal. Staff Sergeant Sheppard has been married for 9 years, with 2 children.
Week 10 Game vs. Dallas Cowboys (11/11)
Staff Sergeant Tony Rivera
SSG Rivera enlisted into the PA Army National Guard on October 18 2000. SSG Rivera served in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2007 where he served as a team leader providing convoy security for logistical convoys critical in moving supplies within Iraq. During this tour, SSG Rivera earned his Combat Action badge when his vehicle was victim to an IED detonation. He also deployed in 2009 and earned a Purple Heart after his vehicle was struck by an IED during a route clearance operation. After being knocked unconscious, SSG Rivera awoke and took action, checking on his team. He suffered wounds to his neck from shrapnel from the IED, but stayed focused on taking care of his platoon and team mates. SSG Rivera is a Pennsylvania native who resides in Pottstown with his wife Ashley, Dog Jada, and soon to be son or daughter.
Week 12 Game vs. Carolina Panthers (11/26)
Lance Corporal Maresca
Lance Corporal Maresca Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 12, 2011 as a Motor Maintenance Technician. After completing basic and advance training in Jacksonville, NC he was assigned to the 4th MAINTENANCE BATTALION in Allentown, Pa. Currently, Lance Corporal Maresca is awaiting his opportunity to deploy, and plans on reenlisting when his contract ends.