On July 2, 2006 the Minnesota Twins organization honored the Twins Platoon during a pre-game ceremony for their Armed Services Appreciation day. The day held many special moments (including a standing ovalition from some 47,000 fans) for each member of the Twins Platoon as well as their families, friends and communities. This was the largest gathering of the Twins Platoon members since their original ceremony June 28, 1967. We would like to thank the Minnesota Twins Baseball Organization for their continued support of our Armed Services.
Chris married to JoAnn Schwab. They have three children: Chris III, Angie & Sharon and 2 grandchildren: Tucker Hentges & Jackson Leslie.
In 2006, after 15 years of research and writing, the nonfiction book he had been working on, “The Twins Platoon”, was published by Zenith Press. In 2011 “The Twins Platoon” was a national winner in the prestigious Stars & Flags Book Awards competition. In 2007, a television special “Spotlight – The Twins Platoon” aired. It went on to win a regional Emmy for “Outstanding Documentary” and the Hatch Award for “Outstanding Marine Corps Documentary.” The military stories in the documentary are taken from the book by Sauro. In 2011 “The Twins Platoon” received the National Winner in the prestigious Stars and Flags Book Awards competition.
When asked for any thoughts he’d like to share about the war or what he learned or about life? Chris replied, “War should be the last resort to resolving conflicts. My military service gave me a tremendous appreciation for life. I rarely, if ever have a bad day, because on those rare occasions I do feel like I am having a bad day, I think of all my fallen comrades.
I owe it to them to enjoy every day of my freedom
in this great County – the United States of America.