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Cheney war veteran selected as finalist by 'People' and MLB



Kiver poses with his daughter and late Mariner broadcaster Dave Niehaus.

On June 9, Cheney resident and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Phil Kiver was chosen as a finalist for People magazine and Major League Baseball’s “Tribute for Heroes,” campaign which will send 30 military veterans to be recognized at the 2013 MLB All-Star game on July 16, in New York City.

MLB and People, with the help of two retired generals and a cast of MLB players including Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Barry Zito, Jonny Gomes, Brad Ziegler, Chase Headley and Craig Stammen, narrowed down more than 6,000 military nominees into 90 finalists, three for every MLB team.

Kiver was...

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