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Army and Navy always live up to expectations

Army and Navy always live up to expectations

The Army-Navy Game never disappoints.That’s what two of us told the other as three old friends from Big Rapids, Mi., gathered from our new places in the world for the 119th Army-Navy Game Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. One flew in from Germany, one drove...

Remembering Jerry Coleman on Memorial Day weekend

Remembering Jerry Coleman on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is a time to honor those that died serving their country, but the weekend also is a good time to remember Marine Corps pilot Jerry Coleman, the only Major League Baseball veteran to fly combat missions in World War II and Korea.If you're thinking I'm...

True American baseball and war hero passes away

True American baseball and war hero passes away

My guess is most young readers are unaware of Jerry Coleman, who passed away Sunday in San Diego at age 89. The decorated war hero and baseball legend succumbed to complications from a head injury suffered from a fall in December.Coleman’s lengthy career as a baseball player and...

Arm missing but heart intact

Arm missing but heart intact

In sports, heroes, warriors and courage are words thrown around too loosely in an effort to explain that athletics build character. But Capt. Dawn Halfaker (U.S. Army retired), a women’s basketball star at the Army as a West Point cadet from Rancho Bernardo High, lived the...