Yahoo Sports would like to salute the athletes who have heroically fought for our freedom.
Alejandro Villanueva spent the past four years defending his country in the U.S. Army. Villanueva will now spend this offseason trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster.
14 Nov 1999: Pat Tillman #40 of the Arizona Cardinals runs to catch the pass during the game against the Detroit Lions at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson was drafted into a segregated unit of the Army in 1942. During his service he was court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of an Army bus.