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Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel Take in Pirates Game with Family of Fallen Soldier

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 30, 2015

Thanks to Operation Once in a Lifetime, the family of a fallen soldier was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience at PNC Park on Monday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates were squaring off in a National League Central showdown. It was sure to be fun. But it was made even better by two former Pittsburgh Steelers stars.

Troy Polamalu and Brett Keisel sat with the family as a way to show their respect for the sacrifice their husband and father made for his country. According to Operation Once in a Lifetime, the soldier died in 2008 during the Iraq War.

From the looks of these photos, a good time was had by all, even though the Pirates lost:

Brett Keisel @bkeisel99

At the @Pirates game with my new friend Alexis. Thanks @OOIAL. http://t.co/tSC4AewzgG

Brett Keisel @bkeisel99

I also have a new buddy Cody enjoying the @Pirates. http://t.co/qhmJTvvNXI

Ops OnceinaLifetime @OOIAL

@bkeisel99 showing some military kids the proper bow stance @Pirates game tonight! http://t.co/v7YLaxtPcc

Some Steelers fans may have considered Polamalu and Keisel heroes for what they did on the football field, but the former standouts know who the real heroes are. That means when they get the chance, they're going to do what they can to show their appreciation.

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