The family of U.S. Air Force Sgt. Andria Allmond was honored before a game.
The Phillies, in conjunction with Liberty USO, honored U.S. Air Force Sgt. Andria Allmond, a Northeast resident, before a recent game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In a surprise, Allmond appeared on Phanavision with a video message for her husband, Forrest, 6-year-old daughter Ava and 4-year-old son Temple.
Allmond has been deployed in an undisclosed location since April. She’s on her sixth deployment in a 12-year career.
In her career, she has earned the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
Before the surprise, Allmond had not spoken to her husband or kids since a Skype conversation a month earlier.
Following the video, the family was presented with personalized Phillies jerseys by players Tommy Joseph, Adam Morgan and Howie Kendrick and the Phillie Phanatic.
Forrest Allmond is an Air Force veteran who joined the Philadelphia Fire Department in 1999. He works at Pipeline 71, Cottman and Loretto avenues. While at Engine 71, he won the second-highest award in the fire department when he assisted in the rescue of an elderly woman while her home was consumed in flames. ••