Sports Heroes Who Served: Vikings Football Coach Was Sailor in WWII

Sports Heroes Who Served: Vikings Football Coach Was Sailor in WWII
Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military.

Harry Peter "Bud" Grant Jr. played football in the early 1950s before becoming the third most successful professional football coach overall with a combined 283 wins in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. 

What is less known about Grant is that he enlisted in the Navy after high school in 1945 during World War II. Grant's first duty station was Treasure Island Naval Station in California, where he trained as a crewmember for a landing ship.
 

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