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Ted Williams at War #2020

Ted Williams at War He did a helluva good job Ted only batted for the Red Sox He batted a thousand for the Marine Corps and the United States John Glenn Ted Williams was the only Hall of Fame ballplayer who saw milit

  • Title: Ted Williams at War
  • Author: Bill Nowlin
  • ISBN: 9781579401252
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ted Williams at War By Bill Nowlin, He did a helluva good job Ted only batted.406 for the Red Sox He batted a thousand for the Marine Corps and the United States John Glenn Ted Williams was the only Hall of Fame ballplayer who saw military service in two wars He was a flight instructor with the United States Marine Corps in World War II and flew 39 combat missions in the Korean War several of them aHe did a helluva good job Ted only batted.406 for the Red Sox He batted a thousand for the Marine Corps and the United States John Glenn Ted Williams was the only Hall of Fame ballplayer who saw military service in two wars He was a flight instructor with the United States Marine Corps in World War II and flew 39 combat missions in the Korean War several of them as wingman for squadron mate John Glenn Shot down once, on his third mission, Williams was lucky to escape with his life He was back up and flying less than 24 hours later There aren t too many athletes who are truly heroes Ted Williams was one such athlete Imagine Alex Rodriguez or Barry Bonds flying dive bombing missions in close air support of troops on the ground, taking anti aircraft fire as they pulled out of dives as low as 500 feet Imagine the records Williams might have set had he not devoted nearly five full seasons to serving his country Most biographies of Ted Williams devote a chapter or two to the five years he spent in the Marines Bill Nowlin has interviewed over 40 pilots who flew with Capt Williams from K 3 in Korea, and interviewed over 120 people in all who knew or encountered Ted Williams during his years of service Combined with access to Williams squadron records, his personal flight logbooks, and his fitness and evaluation reports, Ted Williams At War presents by far the most comprehensive portrait of a man that many termed the real John Wayne.

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    1 thought on “Ted Williams at War

    1. A very thorough character study The reader can form their own opinion of the military service of CPT Williams as every aspect of his service is presented from a variety of sources and opinions The book also provides an interesting revelation of the way the draft boards and Marine Corps treated celebrities the grinding of the military bureaucracy and how the US government mismanaged the military after WWII Personally, I don t see how he has a bad reputation, he was called up for WWII and Korea an [...]

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