(This is a secure web site in process of being transferred to a newer, updated platform.)
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' (and others') service during the war.
-- John Mosley, Manual High and Colorado A&M (State). Tuskegee Airman.
-- Walter "Bus Bergman, Denver North High and Colorado
(Bronze Star), and other Marines in ...
Christmas Eve 1944: A "Football
Classic" on Guadalcanal
-- Elmer Gedeon, Michigan and Washington Senators, killed on bombing
Richard Lee "Dick" Monfort, killed on bombing mission.
-- Lewis "Dude" Dent, Craig (Colo.) and Colorado A&M, killed in
-- Perry Blach, Yuma and Colorado A&M (State), from Normandy to
-- Mark Hoskins and Don Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin, prisoners of war.
Two Badgers killed in the Battle of Okinawa
-- Bob Baumann (74)
-- Dave Schreiner (80)
-- "Madison Gillaspey never came back."
-- Edna Middlemas, awarded the Bronze Star
-- Don Straub, Colorado State, final survivor of a dive bomber crew