Third Down and a War to Go captures football and service with the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers
The 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team had a host of individual stars, including two-time All-American end Dave Schreiner, fullback Pat Harder, and halfback Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch. Their coach was the stubborn and respected Harry Stuhldreher, best known as the one-time quarterback of Notre Dame's Four Horsemen. In the final-fling atmosphere typical on college campuses as the first year of U.S. involvement in World War II was winding down, the Badgers climbed their way up the rankings and ultimately became one of the greatest college football teams of all time.Stars and benchwarmers alike knew that each game brought them closer to military service. The Badgers scattered into the various branches-and around the world-shortly after the season. Not all were asked to be heroic in battle, but many were, and they answered the challenge. Not all of them returned, and the circumstances of at least one battle death have been shrouded in mystery for six decades.
12/15/2019 10:02:24 pm
I admit that I am not really into sports, that's why I admit that I haven't read this book yet. But once I am given the chance to read it, I am sure that I will like it, especially if it features factual information and inspirational stories. As early as now, I would like to congratulate the author Terry Frei for coming up with the whole concept of "Third Down and a War To Go", and I am sure that he had put every creative juice he has for this book. That's much of an effort, isn't it?
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