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Dallas Cowboys in the military

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    True Blue had a thread two years ago on Veterans Day called Cowboy Military Vets:



    In that thread the following former Cowboys were identified as military veterans:

    Tom Landry
    Eddie LeBaron
    DD Lewis
    Cliff Harris
    Chad Hennings

    Although America's Sweethearts don't actually serve I'm sure they do a great job supporting the troops as part of the many USO tours they perform. Can anyone think of other Cowboys who served in the military?
  2. Christiann

    Christiann Active Member

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    I believe Roger Staubach was in Vietnam for a year.
  3. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    You're right -- how could I leave off Captain America!!??
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I was going to say, while reading the original post, that I couldn't believe you left off Captain America.

  5. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    One time I posted that the Dallas Cowboys are the only team in NFL history to have ties to WWII (Tom Landry), Korea (Eddie LeBaron), Viet nam (Roger Staubach) and the Persian Gulf (Chad Henning).

    DD Lewis and Cliff Harris both lost football time to military commitments, but I do not know much about if either served in a foreign theater of operations.
  6. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Happy Father's Day everybody; I just found out Bob Lilly served in the Air National Guard in the 60s. If you google "Bob Lilly" and "Air National Guard" you'll find some interesting pix of him in Germany as published in Stars and Stripes.
  7. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Updating for Veterans Day, 2011. This info comes from the Pro Football HOF website (CAPS = HOFer):

    Cowboys who served in WWII:

    Ben Agajanian
    Brad Ecklund
    Frank Kilroy


    Cowboys who served in Korea:

    Don Heinrich
    Eddie LeBaron
    Walter Yowarsky


    Cowboys who served in Vietnam:

    Cliff Harris


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