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This page honors all U.S. World War II veterans, of all backgrounds. 

 

The stories here, accessible through the links, are a sampling of

Terry Frei's writing about athletes' service during the war.  


 

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-- John Mosley, Manual High and Colorado A&M (State). Tuskegee Airman. 

 

 

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 -- Walter "Bus Bergman, Denver North High and Colorado A&M

(Bronze Star), and other Marines in ... 

Christmas Eve 1944: A "Football Classic" on Guadalcanal

 

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-- Elmer Gedeon, Michigan and Washington Senators, killed on bombing

mission.    

 

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Richard Lee "Dick" Monfort, killed on bombing mission.   

 

 

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-- Lewis "Dude" Dent, Craig (Colo.) and Colorado A&M, killed in

ground combat.   

 

 

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 -- Perry Blach, Yuma and Colorado A&M (State), from Normandy to

Germany.   

 

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-- Mark Hoskins and Don Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin, prisoners of war. 

 

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-- Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin, fatal injuries killed in the Battle of Okinawa

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Bob Baumann (74), with Dave

Schreiner (80) and Crazylegs Hirsch (40)

  

--  Bob Baumann, Wisconsin, killed in the Battle of Okinawa.

 

-- Don Straub, Colorado State, final survivor of a dive bomber crew 

 

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-- French gratitude: Coloradans receive French Legion of Honor medal 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the WWII heroes: Harry Maroncelli, Leila Morrison, Armond Sedgley, Philip Daily, Bill Powell, Joe Graham  

 

-- Honoring the Canadian involvement and sacrifice,too:

From the 2006 Edmonton vs. Carolina Stanley Cup Finals. On the 62nd Anniversary of D Day