Remembering on Memorial Day: Chicago Bears Who’ve Served

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears have had a long and proud tradition in football and no one can dispute that.  As one of the oldest franchises in sports, the Bears have had a long and proud history both in winning games and personnel.
In the 1940’s, the Bears had several players that participated in World War Two including their owner George Halas and often times we forget the sacrifices that these players made to serve their country.
So, in this time of remembering, let’s take a look at those Bears that served their country in World War Two to help keep their country safe from the forces of evil abroad.
George Halas
Many people don’t realize that Halas actually served during World War One in the Navy.  He was part of the Great Lakes Naval Base during that period of time and helped to put together service team squads that would compete in both football and basketball.  In World War Two, Halas served in the Navy once again for three years i in t...

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