Spahn earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for bravery during WWII. In 1955 he was teammates with Bobby Thomson on the Milwaukee Braves.
Thomson was best known for the "shot heard 'round the world" but trained as a bombardier with the US Army Air Forces. In 1952 he guarded the left side of the Polo Grounds at 3rd base with Monte Irvin behind him in left field.
Monte spent three years during WWII with the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1956 he joined a young Ernie Banks on the Chicago Cubs.
Banks served in the US Army for 2 years during the Korean War. He was teammates with Ron Santo on the Chicago Cubs for most of their careers.
From Yogi to Santo in 5 military maneuvers.
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