Dan Clark, also known as “The Singing Trooper,” sang “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch at Fenway Park during Game One of the World Series. To say he nailed it would be an understatement. America!
Update via Deadspin: The Boston Red Sox have released the following statement about why Clark was announced as “retired” Marine Sergeant. To be a “retired” Marine, 20 years of service is required. Clark served from 1980-1984.
As a former Marine Sergeant, we asked him to wear a uniform for the performance. In the writing of his title, we were trying to emphasize that he is no longer active and there was an inadvertent equation of the words ‘former’ and ‘retired’ when referring to him.
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