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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt Awards Trip and Tickets to Super Bowl for Military Family



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Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt has joined with Together We Served and USAA to give a trip and two tickets to the Super Bowl to the family of a deceased military service member.

Watt honored the family of Duel Jeans. Jeans joined the United States Marine Corps in 1947 and was discharged in 1951. During his years of military service, Jeans worked as an automotive mechanic and earned the rank of sergeant while serving in China in 1947 and Korea during the Korean War.

After his years of service, Jeans and his wife, Pamela Jeans, worked with Together We Served to make over 15,000 Korean War Marine Corps veteran remembrance profiles on the group’s website.

Duel Jeans died in 2013 and Watt will award Pamela Jeans with a trip to the Super Bowl for her efforts. Pamela Jeans is a Steelers fan who lives in Fresno, Calif. and has chosen to take her son Kelly, a New Orleans Saints fan, to the game.

Watt will meet with Pamela Jeans and other military members at USAA’s Salute to Service Lounge during Super Bowl weekend in Los Angeles at the NFL’s Super Bowl Experience. USAA is coordinating with players around the league to do a similar thing that Watt has done with their own fans in honoring veterans before the Super Bowl.

“It’s a special honor to join USAA and Together We Served to war a trip to the Super Bowl to the family of deceased USMC Sergeant Duel Jeans, a Korean War veteran who continued to serve his fellow veterans for decades until his passing, Watt said in a statement. “I am looking forward to expressing my gratitude for his service when I meet with his wife, Pamela, in Los Angeles at the Super Bowl.”


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