Found August 30, 2012 on The Roosevelts:
As we celebrate Ted Williams’ birthday let’s look back at one part of his epic life that is often overlooked. Ted Williams is widely regarded at the best pure hitter in baseball history. But let’s not remember him for being the last man to hit over .400 in a season. Or his two triple crowns (1941 and 1947). Let’s remember Ted Williams for his courage. It is often overlooked that Ted Williams served his country dedicating almost five years out of the heart of a great baseball career to our country. Being the best baseball player in the world he could have easily landed a desk job pushing paper but no, he decided to go into the air force to protect the freedom we all rely so heavily on today. From June to August 1945, Williams went through the Corsair Operational Training Unit at Jacksonville and broke all the records in reflexes, coordination, and visual-reaction during training. He was said to be one of the most skilled pilots available in WWII but did not see any action while st...
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