Falcons Paying Tribute to Fallen Heroes

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Military appreciation is heavily ingrained in the Falcons' culture.

As the NFL dedicates the month of November to veterans and active duty members through the annual Salute to Service campaign, the organization will take it a step further this Sunday with a unique program dedicated to honoring fallen heroes.

Every player on the Falcons' roster has been paired with a fallen hero and his or her respective family based off common interests and traits. Players will wear a special decal with the initials of the fallen hero on their helmets.

To strengthen the connection between the players and these families, the Falcons will be delivering special tributes throughout the week.

The Falcons will be hosting the families of these fallen heroes at the team's walk-through on Saturday. Furthering their commitment to the military, the organization has also provided flag football equipment to each of the military bases in Georgia.

Additionally, the Falcons have collected video messages from soldiers stationed throughout the world that will be played on the video boards in the Georgia Dome for those attending Sunday's game.

Falcons Honoring Fallen Heroes

Service BranchName and Rank of HeroPlayer Honoring Fallen HeroAir ForceMAJ Jeffrey "OZ" AusbornOLB Courtney UpshawArmyPFC Barrett AustinCB Robert AlfordArmyCPL Jonathan AyersS Ricardo AllenArmyPFC Stephen BicknellCB C.J. GoodwinArmySSG Andre BookerLB Paul WorrilowNavy - VeteranET1 Justin BraunschweigerC Alex MackArmySSG Byron BrownS Sharrod NeasmanArmySPC Shannon ChihuahuaT Carter BykowskiArmySPC Eric ChristianCB Desmond TrufantMarine CorpsCPL Matthew ConleyWR Mohamed SanuArmyPFC Monterrious DanielOLB Vic Beasley Jr., Jr.ArmyPVT Ashley DawsonWR Nick WilliamsArmy National GuardSGT Philip A Dodson, Jr.TE D.J. TialaveaAir ForceCPT Cartize DurhamCB Deji OlatoyeArmySSG Ronald EureRB Jhurell PressleyArmySFC Omar FordeOLB De'Vondre CampbellMarine CorpsCAPT Matthew FreemanP Matt BosherArmySGT Sheneika FreemanG Chris ChesterArmy National GuardSSG Alex French, IVDE Adrian ClaybornArmySGT Freeman GardnerG Blake MuirArmySSG Frank GasperT Tom ComptonArmySPC Steven Ray GivensWR J.D. McKissicArmySPC Dakotah GoodingDT Jonathan BabineauxAir ForceA1C Michael HillG Ben GarlandArmyCSM James HubbardCB Jalen CollinsArmySSG Darren Hubbell, Sr.S Keanu NealArmyPFC Gifford E. HurtRB Devonta FreemanNavyMA1 DJ JaikaranG Wes SchweitzerArmyPFC Kalin JohnsonFB Patrick DiMarcoNavyCMDR Christopher KalafutTE Austin HooperMarine CorpsGYSGT Aaron KenefickK Josh HarrisArmySPC Ryan KingOLB Brooks ReedArmySGT Seth KirklandTE Joshua PerkinsArmyCPT Sara Knutson CullenP Matt WileArmySFC William "Kelly" LaceyQB Matt SchaubArmySGT David LaDartTE Levine ToiloloMarine CorpsSGT Jonathan W. LambertLB Deion JonesArmySGT Gene LamieT Jake MatthewsArmySPC Christopher LewisDT Ra'Shede HagemanArmyCOL Chipper LewisT Ryan SchraederMarine CorpsLCP Corey LittleLB Philip WheelerArmySGT Demetrion McCarthyS Brian PooleArmySSG Gemayel McCollumRB Terron WardArmyCOL David McCrackenG Andy LevitreArmySSG Raynard McKinnonWR Eric WeemsMarine CorpsLCPL Omoro MitchellWR Julio JonesAir ForceSRA Jason Dorian NathanWR Justin HardyArmySPC Christopher PattonLS Josh HarrisArmySSG Christopher PophamS Robenson TherezieArmyCPT Kwesi Ato RamseyDE Tyson JacksonArmySGT Randell RusnakDE Cliff MatthewsArmySFC Randal Stone, Jr.WR Aldrick RobinsonMarine CorpsLCPL Steven G. SuttonWR Taylor GabrielAir ForceTSGT Daniel SwaneyLB LaRoy ReynoldsArmyMAJ Paul SyversonTE Austin HooperMarine CorpsCPL John TannerQB Matt RyanAir ForceSRA Jessica S. TarverS Kemal IshmaelArmySGT Christopher TaylorDT Grady JarrettNavyLT Daniel WadeLB Josh KeyesMarine CorpsLCPL Jeffrey WalkerDT Joe VellanoArmySFC Kevin A. WilliamsQB Matt SimmsMarine CorpsCPL Anthony WilliamsDE Dwight FreeneyArmyCPL Dustin WoodsRB Tevin Coleman

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