On Sunday, October 6th, the Redskins joined USAA in honoring two representatives from the United States Coast Guard, as well as an honorary special guest Junior Coast Guardsman. In the first break of the first quarter of the third home game of the season, Information Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class (IT3) Steven Warshauer and Aviation Maintenance Technician 2nd Class (AMT2) Samuel Torres were seen standing on the field waving to the crowd in a moment presented by USAA designated to honoring men and women in our region fighting for our freedom and safety.
An appraised in-game moment that occurrs each home game, the USAA Salute to Service Moment is widely known as the cornerstone in-game production at FedExField. This game specifically was significant as AMT2 Samuel Torres brought a special guest to participate in the production as well, his son Sebastion, who was decked out in his miniature Coast Guard fatigues. The three were featured on the Redskins HD scoreboard waving from the field as the Redskins crowd took a moment to give them a standing ovation in appreciation for their sacrifice and service to our nation. A special moment honoring our service members in the military and showcasing a beautiful service moment between a coastie and his son.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Warshauer
IT3 Steven Warshauer grew up in Laurel, MD where he would graduate from Fort Meade High School. He'd then go on to attend and graduate from Salisbury University with a degree in Sociology. After enlisting in the Coast Guard immediately after receiving his degree, Warshauer would spend his first three years of service on a 210' cutter ship based out of Virginia Beach where his missions primarily focused on counter narcotic smuggling. He'd then go on to attend and graduate from Intelligence Specialists A-school last summer, and will spend the next three years working with the NSA on Fort Meade. We appreciate IT3 Warshauer's service and are glad to hear he grew up a die hard Redskins fan in our region!
Aviation Maintenance Technician 2nd Class (AMT2) Samuel Torres
AMT2 Sammy Torres grew up in McKinney, TX. Torres is a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart, Maya and a father of two boys; Sebastian and Kai. Torres enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2009 and serves as a helicopter flight mechanic and aircrew member. We welcome Torres and his family with open arms into our community and look forward to hosting him again representing burgundy and gold!