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John Andretti, shown at the 2009 Indy 500, will be at the Komets' games this weekend

Andretti at K's games

The Komets play host to Toledo on Friday and Greenville on Saturday,

It is Military Appreciation Weekend and the Komets will wear stars-and-stripes jerseys, which will be auctioned off to benefit Veterans Airlift Command.

Window World spokesman and Indy Car driver John Andretti will be on hand each night to meet and greet Komet fans and sign autographs.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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