Athletes in the Military

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Can you name the American athletes who have served in the U.S. armed forces?

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Member of first baseball HOF class served in a WWI unit with Ty Cobb, George Sisler and Branch Rickey
Went on to become heavyweight champ after serving in WWI
1939 Heisman Trophy winner from Iowa died on a training flight in 1943
Half of famous Army football tandem went on to fly 113 missions in Vietnam
Other half of said tandem who won the Heisman at Army
Dodgers legend served with the Marines on Tinian and Okinawa
Man known for famous sayings had plenty to say to the Germans; he was a gunner on a ship during the Normandy invasion
1949 AL Rookie of the Year later became a Padres broadcaster, and also served two tours as a fighter pilot in Korea
Red Sox slugger, fighter pilot and American hero might be the most famous vet on this list
Heavyweight champ did all of his WWII bombing in the ring: He fought exhibition matches instead of the Germans
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Before he wore a fedora, this guy wore a bomber jacket for 30 missions over Europe in WWII
This Braves ace won a bronze star and purple heart in WWII
Cleveland pitcher rapidly enlisted after Pearl Harbor, the first major leaguer to do so
Heisman winner was a supply officer in Vietnam, then supplied the Cowboys with a couple of Super Bowl titles
This guy wasn't slowed down by his severe wounds in Vietnam -- he rushed for 1,000 yards in 1976 and helped the Steelers win four Super Bowls
1973 AL Rookie of the Year with Baltimore was a platoon leader who won a bronze star in Vietnam
Honor code violation! Despite his nickname, this basketball player only made Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Air Force Academy grad was a defensive lineman on three Super Bowl winners with the Cowboys
Miami Heat's first-round pick in 1999 (No. 25 overall) is currently serving in Iraq
Gave up NFL glory to become an Army ranger; was killed in action in Afghanistan

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Created Aug 11, 2010ReportNominate
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