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Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military.
-Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder, whose career was interrupted by service as a pilot during both World War II and Korea, where he saw combat and survived a crash landing.
-Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh Steelers running back: Drafted in 1968, nearly lost a foot on a land mine during Vietnam War.
-Carlos May, Chicago White Sox outfielder, an emerging star whose fought to remain in the major leagues after a training accident during National Guard service caused him to lose his thumb.
-Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals defensive back who turned down a multi-million dollar contract to join the military after 9/11and was later killed in Afghanistan.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||HMH Good Sports Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||1070L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Under the auspices of Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout was the author of thirty-nine titles in the Matt Christopher Sports Biography and Legends in Sports series. He lives in Vermont with his wife, his daughter, three cats, two dogs, and a rabbit. Check out his website at www.goodportsbyglennstout.com.
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