HOMEBioFilm rights, Screenplays, Representation2021 Commentaries2020 CommentariesOLYMPIC AFFAIR: HITLER'S SIREN AND AMERICA'S HEROTHE WITCH'S SEASONThird Down and a War to GoHORNS, HOGS, AND NIXON COMING'77: DENVER, THE BRONCOS, AND A COMING OF AGEMarch 1939: Before the MadnessPLAYING PIANO IN A BROTHELSave By RoyThey Call Me "Mr. De": The Story of Columbine's Heart, Resilience and RecoveryA Selection of Terry Frei's writing about World War II heroesOlympic Affair Excerpt: Chapter 1, Leni's VisitOlympic Affair Excerpt: Chapter 15, Aren't You Thomas Wolfe?The Witch's Season: Screenplay opening pagesThe Witch's Season Excerpt:Air Force Game, Bitter Protest, a Single ShotThird Down and a War to Go: Screenplay opening pagesThird Down and a War to Go Excerpt: Ohio State vs. WisconsinThird Down and a War to Go genesis: Grateful for the Guard, Jerry FreiThird Down and a War to Go: A Marines' game on GuadalcanalDave Schreiner, Badger and MarineBob Baumann, Badger and MarineLt. Col. John Mosley, Aggie and Tuskegee AirmanHorns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming: Prologue and screenplay opening pagesHorns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming Excerpt: James Street: Wishbone WizardHorns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming Subplot: The day they stopped playing Dixie'77 Excerpt: AFC Title GameMarch 1939 Excerpt: First NCAA Title GameMarch 1939, Excerpt: The StartersPlaying Piano Excerpt: S.F. EarthquakeA Year with Nick Saban before he was Nick SabanTommy Lasorda and the Summer of '70Additional Terry Frei Commentaries on WoodyPaige.comPress CredentialsThe Sporting NewsDenver PostESPN.comThe OregonianGreeley TribuneKids' sports books: The ClassicsJon Hassler, Terry Kay and other favorite novelistsBig Bill Ficke's Big HeartBob Bell's Food For Thought

 

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This page honors all U.S. World War II veterans, of all backgrounds. 

 

The stories here, accessible through the links, are a sampling of

Terry Frei's writing about athletes' (and others') service during the war.  


 

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-- John Mosley, Manual High and Colorado A&M (State). Tuskegee Airman. 

 

 

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 -- Walter "Bus Bergman, Denver North High and Colorado A&M

(Bronze Star), and other Marines in ... 

Christmas Eve 1944: A "Football Classic" on Guadalcanal

 

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-- Elmer Gedeon, Michigan and Washington Senators, killed on bombing

mission.    

 

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Richard Lee "Dick" Monfort, killed on bombing mission.   

 

 

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-- Lewis "Dude" Dent, Craig (Colo.) and Colorado A&M, killed in

ground combat.   

 

 

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 -- Perry Blach, Yuma and Colorado A&M (State), from Normandy to

Germany.   

 

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-- Mark Hoskins and Don Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin, prisoners of war. 

 

Two Badgers killed in the Battle of Okinawa  

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-- Bob Baumann (74) 

-- Dave Schreiner (80)

 

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-- "Madison Gillaspey never came back." 

 

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-- Edna Middlemas, awarded the Bronze Star

 -- Don Straub, Colorado State, final survivor of a dive bomber crew 

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Click on that for one omnibus story on the six recipients: Leila Morrison, Armond Sedgeley, Philip Daily, Bill Powell, Harry Maroncelli, Joe Graham. 

Also, broken down into separate stories on:

-- Leila Morrison.

-- Philip Daily and Bill Powell.  

-- Harry Maroncelli

-- Joe Graham 

 

-- Honoring the Canadian involvement and sacrifice,too:

From the 2006 Edmonton vs. Carolina Stanley Cup Finals. On the 62nd Anniversary of D Day