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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:26 PM

Discovered Two Pro Ball Players who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War.

 

One Edward L. Grant , or Eddie Grant, or Harvard Eddie, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and New York,

 

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Captain, Company Commander Co H 307th Infantry 77th Division KIA Oct 5 1918, The Argonne. Grant rests still in France, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial Plot A, Row 02, Grave 24

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

The next, Robert G. Troy, or Bun Troy, was gonna play for Philadelphia, but that didn't go through, did played for a spell with Detroit, then back in the minors, Troy was German born incidentally, and DOW, Sergeant, Company G 319th Infantry 80th Division,The Argonne Oct 1918, he's buried in Pennsylvania, where his family immigrated to.

 

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(Can't find service photo).

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun_Troy



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

Robert Warwick

 

Robert Warwick was in an incredible amount of stuff from 1914 to 1960, Silent movies of course to start with,then Takies, a whold load of stuff we see him in, like The Adventures of Robin Hood with Erroll Flynn, Basel Rathbone et al, I Married a Witch 1942 (The basis of the 60s TV show Bewitched)

 

He's leaves acting in the WW and joins the Army when he was 39 years of age and serves in France as a Infantry officer and apperarly see's action as a Company Commander. (one source says 4th Div???), he also served later as a Liaison Officer with the French Army, (one source says he was discharged as a Major 1919), just like so many individuals we find, unit info and service photos are not available.

 

Warwick is familiar to most of us as Air Vice Marshal Alexander MacKaye, in the spooky Twilight Zone Episode, The Last Flight :D

 

Dialog from a play, Hamlet to Horatio: There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Dialog from a play written long before men took to the sky: There are more things in heaven and earth and in the sky than perhaps can be dreamt of. And somewhere in between heaven, the sky, and the earth, lies The Twilight Zone.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:19 PM

George Halas

 

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Watching Brian's Song on DVD I got a few months back on Amazon, so as I do, I WIKIed it to look at the actors and stuff. Seen Halas, a actual native of Chicago and the Chicago Bears legendary coach was a officer in the Navy, he apparently never had sea duty, seems to have played for Navy teams in his spare duty time. Also wasn't aware that he also played Pro Baseball for a brief period, the New York Yankees :D Halas joined the Navy again in WWII with the rank of Lt Cmdr.

 

You can read all about it here.

 

https://en.wikipedia...d_sports_career

 

Here's a IMAGE of him in WWII (We don't like to post these type IMAGES as they are usually for for sale, so we just post the link, you can buy it if you want :lol:)

 

https://www.gettyima...-photo/51539497



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:20 PM

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Leslie Howard served briefly as an officer, there doubts he went overseas, got a medical discharge or something.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

Andrew B. Kelly - he was "the fastest man alive" before ww1 and was expected to be the first person to break the 4 minute mile.  Joined the 7th New York Regiment from Holy Cross College, and served through the end of the war.  Competed in the Inter-Allied Games inn Paris in 1919.

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