Storm Aguilar, a former Bearcat and 2009 Aledo High School graduate, threw out the first pitch - a strike - Saturday at GlobeLife Park in Arlington.
Aguilar was injured on the battlefield in Afghanistan on Dec. 13, 2012, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a 500-pound VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device). The impact threw him over 50 meters from his truck, and left him severely wounded.
Aguilar has been through numerous surgeries and is still on the road to a full recovery. He was awarded the Purple Heart and pinned by former Gov. Rick Perry.