Baseball is back in Berks County and fans are taking some time to honor those who have served our country.

The Fightin Phils will be honoring local soldiers all season.

Thursday, a flag was raised for Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger of Hamburg.

He was killed in 1968 while rescuing wounded comrades in Laos during the Vietnam war.

Etchberger was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2010.