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Visiting with veterans of the famed WWII Nisei (Japanese-American) 100th Infantry Battalion in their clubhouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2011. The 100th fought bravely and bloodily in Italy and France and were part of the Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the war's most highly decorated American unit. I have visited many of their battlefields, including where they liberated the 36th Infantry Division's "Lost Battalion" in the Vosges Mountains in 1944.

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Tours

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. is a nationally known, award-winning author/military historian Wilbur Jones who leads World War II battlefield tours to Europe, the Mediterranean, and Pacific for Valor Tours, Ltd.

Football! Navy! War!

“Football! Navy! War!”: How Military Lend-Lease Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II

Not coincidentally, football employs military terms associated with war, such as “aerial attack,” “blitz,” “field general,” and “trench warfare.” Beyond providing essential jargon, by necessity and choice the military linked with colleges during World War II to preserve the game and keep schools from closing, and utilized football’s rugged physical, mental, and competitive conditioning to prepare men for combat, boost morale, and help win the war.