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Home run-hitting veterans

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Army veterans Jason Apt (left) of Grandview Heights and Rylan Coddington of Worthington stand by the banners hanging in honor of Armed Services Day during the Home Run Derby, sponsored by Embrace the First Step.

Apt served in Iraq during 2004-2005. Coddington served in the 3rd Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both are part of the climbing team that will scale Mt. Rainier to help meet the organization's fundraising goal of $80,000 for eight different charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project. The derby was held Saturday, May 17, at Dublin's Darree Fields Park.