From local competitions to the world stage, military athletes bring the same physical prowess, dedication and spirit of excellence to playing fields that they do the battlefield, and continue to influence the rich history of America’s sporting life.
Five people who played important roles in the sports world – as journalists, team managers and commentators –are recognized for their military service during World War II and the Vietnam War.
As an abolitionist, Norwood Penrose Hallowell was eager to join the Union Army. The former Harvard athlete would later become a Civil War hero.
Bobby Brown was a cardiologist, a World War II and Korean War veteran, and a four-time World Series champion.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.