A New Bedford man was honored for his bravery last weekend at Gillette Stadium. The New England Revolution chose to honor New Bedford’s Sergeant Jonathon Fiore as their 'Hero of the Match' for his service to the Air National Guard for over 13 years.  On April 14, 2018, The New England Revolution honored Jonathon in celebration of One Boston Day.  Jonathon was being recognized for 13 years of service as a member of the United States Air National Guard, and for his help during Boston Marathon bombing five years ago. Sgt. Fiore was invited onto the field to enjoy an up close, exclusive view of the Revs' pregame warmups before watching the game from the Putnam Club.

Sergeant Fiore has helped made a habit of becoming involved with causes that are important to him including Operation Big Ice, hurricane relief, and the Boston Marathon bombing recovery. In the moments and hours after the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, Sgt. Fiore provided critical help to establish a safe signal for communications for police and fire personnel on-site.

The Revs’ Hero of the Match program honors a local first responder, member of the armed forces or individual making a difference in the community at each home game during the 2018 season. To nominate a Hero of the Match for an upcoming New England Revolution home game, please click here

Additional Reporting By Abigail Pelissier