These Star Athletes Are All Military Veterans

Joe DiMaggio

“Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio still registers as an all-time great for the New York Yankees franchise. When WWII started revving up, DiMaggio’s patriotism grew. He ended up joining the Air Force ahead of potential involvement in either Europe or the Pacific. DiMaggio’s dogged work led to him becoming a sergeant at bases all across the United States. However, almost two years after entering the service, DiMaggio was discharged. He suffered from chronic stomach ulcers and simply couldn’t continue to serve the country.

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