While Brissie was able to pursue his baseball dreams after the war, he never forgot about the fate of others in the military.
Brissie was too ill to attend the ceremony. He watched it from a veterans' hospital in Augusta, which livestreamed the presentation via the Internet.
"A veteran is someone who recognized that we all owe duty to our country the nation that gave us the lives that we live and to each Air Max 2015 Junior other and our fellow Americans," Tom Martin, an attorney and Ware Shoals native, told the crowd.
"Never in my life has anything touched me as much as this, Brissie said. "It means so much to me for them to do this."
"The doctors wanted to amputate Lou's leg, but he persuaded them to send him to an evacuation hospital," Mark Lowe, board chair of Ware Shoals School District 51, said from the podium. "Mr. Brissie personified heroism in laying his life down for us. It's nice to see a true hero."
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Brissie's wife, Diana, attended the ceremony and accepted a plaque on behalf of her husband. She told WYFF that she hopes the students will be inspired by her husband's life.
"He spent countless hours visiting veteransin the hospital, encouraging recovering soldiers to continue in the fight and never give up," Lowe said.
Students learned how Brissie, whose baseball stardom began in the very stadium where they sat, graduated in 1941 and received an offer to play in Major League Baseball. However, he postponed a professional career by choosing to further his education. He attended Presbyterian College and decided to enlist in the military. While serving as a paratrooper corporal in Italy, he was seriously wounded by heavy artillery fire.
The baseball field at the stadium was renamed after the 89 year old Ware Shoals native and World War II veteran.
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Brissie went on to become the national director of American League baseball and a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves.
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