Athletes who served in the military

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Baseball player Ted Williams served in the Navy reserve during WWII. After being discharged he returned to the Red Sox in 1946 where he played until he was called to fight in the Korean War. There he served as a pilot for the Marines. He flew 39 missions during the war which resulted in him losing part of his hearing.

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Yahoo! Sports would like yo salute the athletes who put their careers on hold so that they could help protect our freedom.

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