Chicago Bears Veterans: Remembering Those Who Served

November 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are probably some fans out there that didn’t know this but the Bears have a rich tradition in being involved with the US Military.  Did you know that their founder and first head coach, George Halas has served in the Navy?  Were you aware that there were members of the Bears that served in the active armed forces during World War Two?
As a former member of the armed forces celebrating Veteran’s Day, I though that it might be important to take a look back at some of the players that served their country in uniform and then put on the uniform of the Chicago Bears to serve their fans.
The following is a look at some players that have played for the Bears in the past and served in the armed forces.
George Halas
Halas is the most famous Bear of all and he had a hand in helping to protect his country during World War One and Two.  Halas joined the Navy before he graduated college and ended up being stationed at the Great Lakes Naval base i...

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