The family of Matt Sitton, from left, father Steve Sitton, brothers Johnny and Cody Sitton, sister Jessica McMahon and mother Sheryl Sitton, accept a tribute during a special ceremony March 9 before an Indian Rocks Christian School baseball game.
LARGO – Indian Rocks Christian School honored two of its bravest alumni and fallen military heroes, Matt Sitton and Frank Gross, on March 9, on the very baseball field where these courageous men competed together as friends and teammates.
The special tribute was held before a baseball game on the campus of First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks at 12685 Ulmerton Road.
A special word was shared from their baseball coach, DJ Springman, and the Patriot Guard was on hand to pay their respects. A special presentation was made to honor their families, their sacrifice, and the proud legacy they left behind.
Army Staff Sergeant Matt Sitton 26, of Largo, was killed in action in Afghanistan Aug. 2, 2012.
Army Spc. Frank Gross, 25, of Oldsmar, died while serving in Afghanistan July 16, 2011.