Sports Heroes Who Served: 2 Athletes Double Down on Valor During WWII

Sports Heroes Who Served: 2 Athletes Double Down on Valor During WWII
Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military.

Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess and William Edwin "Ed" Dyess, distant cousins, had much in common. Both grew up in the South. Both played football in school. Both joined the military in the 1930s. Both served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Both attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. And, both performed acts of heroism.
 

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