Army copes with death of teammate
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Army copes with death of teammate

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Black Knights march on following Brandon Jackson's death

Photo: Brandon Jackson

It’s been said a strong Army football team is good for the country’s psyche. That may not be as true in the 21st century with the end of the draft two generations ago and 0.5 percent of Americans serving in the armed forces.

The belief probably started with the World War II years. Army won two straight national titles in 1944 and 1945. Doc Blanchard, Mr. Inside, and Glenn Davis, Mr. Outside, owned the Heisman Trophy back-to-back in 1945 and 1946. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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