Articles tagged "Iwo Jima"

Jack Chevigny: football's larger-than-life war hero

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 25, 2012

Author Jeff Walker was haunted by the story football star Jack Chevigny. He chronicles that life, from the greatest moments in football history, to Chevigny's death on the bloody, war-torn island of Iwo Jima, in the new book, "The Last Chalkline."

Jack Lummus: the NFL's hero of Iwo Jima

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 29, 2011

Our annual Memorial Day salute to the NFL's war dead returns today with a back-by-popular-demand profile of Marine Corps first lieutenant Jack Lummus, a two-way end for the Giants who later earned the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima ... at the cost of his life.

Battlefield heroes: Jack Chevigny

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 23, 2007

The fictional Forrest Gump played football for Bear Bryant. Jack Chevigny was the real deal, minus the dim wit: He scored for Notre Dame in Knute Rockne's "win one for the Gipper" game, coached pro and college football, and was then killed in the invasion of Iwo Jima. His brushes with destiny did not end there.


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