Monday, May 27, 2013

MLB Players Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice For Us

On this Memorial Day,  I would like to stop and honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the things the rest of us take for granted in our daily lives.  We may say our favorite athlete or celebrity are our heroes, but in reality the men and women of the military truly are.  But there are athletes who are heroes also.  Here are the major league players who lost their lives for us:

World War I:
Tom Burr
Harry Chapman
Larry Chappell
Harry Glenn
Eddie Grant
Newt Halliday
Ralph Sharman
Robert Troy

World War II:
Elmer Gedeon
Harry O'Neill

Korean War:
Bob Neighbors

These are just the major leaguers.  Here is a great website that shows all the baseball players who were in the military: There are many more who fought for our freedom. Please take moment to remember and honor them. 

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