Third Down and a War to Go

Third Down and a War to Go

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On December 11, 1941, All-American football player Dave Schreiner wrote to his parents, qI'm not going to sit here snug as a bug, playing football, when others are giving their lives for their country. ... If everyone tried to stay out of it, what a fine country we'd have!q Schreiner didn't stay out of it. Neither did his Wisconsin Badger teammates, including friend and co-captain Mark qHadq Hoskins and standouts qCrazylegsq Hirsch and Pat Harder. After that legendary 1942 season, the Badgers scattered to serve, fight, and even die around the world. This fully revised edition of the popular hardcover includes follow-up research and updates about many of the '42 Badgers, plus a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss. Readers and reviewers agree: Terry Frei's heart-wrenching story of Schreiner and his band of brothers is much more than one team's tale. It's an All-American story.He retired from Norris Industries in Southern California and was living in La Habra, California, still working as a consultant, when he died in 1994. 62 MAKRIS, George G Sr. 5-10 185 Rhinelander, Wisconsin As the head football coach at Bolling Air Force Base, Makris tutored quarterback Johnny ... Eventually, Makris landed the head-coaching job at Temple University, where he had Bill Cosby on his roster. ... He died at his home in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, on October 16, 2005.

Title:Third Down and a War to Go
Author:Terry Frei
Publisher:Wisconsin Historical Society - 2012-08-22


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