Pacific briefs: Korea soldier named to All-Army taekwondo team
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — A Korea-based soldier was named to the All-Army taekwondo team, All-Army tryout camp officials said Tuesday.
Lee Tae-woo, stationed with the 1st Battalion of the 15th Field Artillery at Camp Casey, South Korea, will join eight other soldiers who will compete in the All-Army taekwondo invitational tournament against teams from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps here on Saturday.
The All-Army invitational serves as a qualifier for berths on the All-Armed Forces team, scheduled to compete in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) championship Oct. 5- Oct. 9 at Warendorf, Germany.
All-Armed Forces softball team fifth
SANFORD, Fla. — The All-Armed Forces men’s softball team won one of its three games and finished fifth out of eight teams in the Amateur Softball Association’s national majors tournament last week.
Dexter Avery, a seven-time All-Armed Forces outfielder based at Camp Carroll, South Korea, was selected as a first-team All-American. He hit four home runs in the Armed Forces’ 23-10 victory over Westshore/T&R Stucco.
Armed Forces lost its other two games, 16-12 to Bell Corps/Docs Easton and 22-12 to Alesium Shade Reston/Benfield Easton.
Two soldiers, first baseman Rex Swartz and shortstop Lee Diaz, were chosen as second-team All-Americans.
U.S. Vinyl of Houston downed Kluever’s Snap-On/B.J. Logging of Metamora, Ill., 13-8 in eight innings to finish unbeaten and take the championship.