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FSKC will interview area military members in Kuwait during Royals game next month

In 2009, the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team, which was deployed in Jalalabad in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan, watched a Royals game.
In 2009, the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team, which was deployed in Jalalabad in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan, watched a Royals game.

The Royals’ roller-coaster ride of a season is currently in a steep drop, but their fans overseas likely still relish the chance to watch the team play.

And soldiers from the Missouri and Kansas National Guard in Kuwait will get to see the Royals’ game against the White Sox on Sept. 11. Even though first pitch will be at 3 a.m. in Kuwait, members of the 35th Infantry Division there will be interviewed live by Fox Sports Kansas City during the game, according to a release from the network.

FSKC, which is calling the broadcast “This One’s For You,” said hundreds of the soldiers’ family will be at the game, which will be shown on American Forces Network and shown to troops around the world.

It’s all part of the Royals’ Armed Forces Night at Kauffman Stadium.

In 2011, FSKC talked with members of the 548th Transportation Company, a Missouri National Guard unit, as they watched a game in Afghanistan. Two years before that, Missouri National Guard members who were deployed in Jalalabad in Afghanistan, were interviewed during a Royals game.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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