Nick Francona was a 1stLt, Ground Intelligence Officer in charge of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Scout Sniper Platoon during their deployment to the lower Sangin region of the Helmand Valley in Afghanistan in 2011.  We’ll get to know how Nick, how comes from a family with deep roots in Major League Baseball, joined the Marine Corps and get his thoughts on leadership as well as discuss some baseball.

This is Part 1 of a series of interview that we’ll do with Nick about how Major League Baseball treats veterans given the fact that on 10 of 5,000 employees are veterans.  Additionally, with all the merchandise with military themes around the Memorial Day Weekend, where does that money go?  Our series will develop those themes in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball League and the National Hockey League.