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From the Bugle newspaper we have this item:
Mark Gregory's "TOP 10 OF THE WEEK"
"TOP 10 ATHLETES WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY"
"Rankings based on athletic success plus degree of service"
# 1 PAT TILLMAN.
# 2 TED WILLIAMS.
# 3 ROGER STAUBACH.
# 4 BOB FELLER.
# 5 DAVID ROBINSON.
# 6 JOE LOUIS.
# 7 HANK GREENBERG.
# 8 JACKIE ROBINSON.
# 9 YOGI BERRA.
# 10 WARREN SPAHN.
Add to that listing or modify slightly the boxing champion Barney Ross and the Harvard football quarterback Dudley Dean. The latter enlisting during the War of 1898, that most elite athlete from the most elite school a patriotic gesture and demonstrative of a willingness to participate without peer or equal and not to ever be seen again! Of Mr. Dean it was said: "one of the men whom I noticed as leading in the charges and always being nearest the enemy." - - T. Roosevelt.
Other pundits and experts arriving at modified listings assuredly. This list of Mr. Gregory not bad and pretty much right on the money!