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Hats Off To Our Heroes


Hats Off to Our Heroes: The Cleveland Browns welcomed members of the U.S. Coast Guard in their Honor Row on Sunday, October 26th as they took on the Oakland Raiders.

The Cleveland Browns welcomed members of the U.S. Coast Guard in their Honor Row on Sunday, October 26th as they took on the Oakland Raiders. The Browns honored the following individuals: Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin, Petty Officer 3rd Class Mario Mileti, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Nekoloff, Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Woll, Petty Officer 3rd Class Emily Staton, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashby Cappelman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Shade, Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Davis, Petty Officer 3rd Class William Hamilton, Chief Petty Officer Jason Steele, Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Sawka, and Fireman Andrew Keller. The Browns recognize and salute these men and women from the U.S. Coast Guard for their dedication to serve our country so courageously, Hats Off to Our Heroes!

DID YOU KNOW? There are currently more than 35,000 active duty Coast Guard personnel as well as 8,000 Reservists and 32,000 Auxiliarists.  These men and women provide services to over 3.4 million square miles of Exclusive Economic Zones! We thank these individuals for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

Through the Hats Off to Our Heroes program, the Cleveland Browns proudly support the men and women who risk their lives to serve our communities and country throughout the year. During home games, we honor these individuals and those they represent as military and community representatives seated in the Honor Row. The Honor Row is designed to express gratitude to those heroic individuals through an elite experience at a Browns home game as they are honored at the end of the 1st quarter by a standing ovation of appreciation from fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns are grateful to the brave men and women of Northeast Ohio who so capably serve, protect, and defend.

The Cleveland Browns care about Northeast Ohio and know our fans have a long history of giving back to the community. We encourage community service, no matter how big or small, and have launched the First and Ten volunteer campaign to capture our fans acts of kindness. Support our troops and their families by pledging to #give10 at the USO of Northern Ohio.  One of First and Ten's community partners, the USO's mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform.  Visit to see how you can get involved and lift the spirits of America's troops and their families.


Make sure to let us know how you #give10 hours of community service. Share your stories of goodwill on the First and Ten webpage or through @BrownsGiveBack to be recognized for your work!

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