FOOTBALL AND AMERICA: WW II Honor Roll

 


The NFL honor roll of the more than 1,000 NFL personnel who served in the military during World War II:

 
Lou Groza

 
Chuck Bednarik

HALL OF FAMERS IN ITALICIZED CAPS

 

Joe Abbey MARV LEVY
Chet Adams Art Lewis
K.S. "Bud" Adams Cliff Lewis
Neal Adams Frank Liebel
Robert Adkins Don Lieberum
Ben Agajanian R. Jack Lininger
Alex Agase James Lipinski
Robert Agler Joe Litzenich
Joe Aguirre Howard Livingston
Leonard Akin Pat Livingston
Frankie Albert Robert Livingston
Art Albrecht Ted Livingston
Charles Aldrich Richard Loepfe
Bruce Alford Andy Logan
Warren Alfson Dr. James Logan
Joseph Allton Joe Lokanc
Stan Andersen Robert Long
Dr. Eddie Anderson John Lookabaugh
Steve Andrako Don Looney
Ray Apolskis SID LUCKMAN
Tony Arena Jack Lummus
Loyd Arms Ken Lunday
Graham Armstrong Jay MacDowell
Lee Artoe Art Macioszczyk
Earl Audet Bill Mackrides
Charles Avedisian Elmer Madarik
Don Avery Lloyd Madden
John Badaczewski Robert Maddock
Steve Bagarus John Magee
E. L. Bailey Dante Magnani
Al Baisi Francis Maher
Jon Baker Ray Mallouf
Frank Balasz Charles Malone
Bob Balog Joe Maniaci
Emil Banjavic Robert Mann
Vince Banonis Eggs Manske
Jack Banta Joseph Manzo
Jim Barber Jack Mara
Walter Barnes WELLINGTON MARA
Len Barnum GINO MARCHETTI
Emmett Barrett Basilio Marchi
Sam Bartholomew Andy Marefos
Francis Barzilauskas Joe Margucci
Mike Basca John Martin
Stan Batinski Vernon Martin
CLIFF BATTLES Bernie Masterson
Burt Baumgartner Ned Mathews
Lloyd Baxter John Mattiford
Alyn Beals Albert Matuza
Weyland Becker Stanely Mauldin
CHUCK BEDNARIK Frank Maznicki
Charles Behan GEORGE McAFEE
J. Edward Beinor Wes McAfee
Steve Belichick Jack McAuliffe
Edward Bell John McBride
Tom Benson Mike McCaskey
Edward Berrang Bob McChesney
Rex Berry Clint McClain
Libero Bertagnolli Frank McCormick
Frank Binotto Joel McCoy, Jr.
Keith Birlem Hugh McCullough
Del Bjork Coley McDonough
Robert Bjorklund Paul McDonough
William Blackburn, Jr. Robert McDougal
Al Blozis Banks McFadden
Frederick Boensch Barney McGarry
Jack Boone Clarence McGeary
Dick Booth Jack McGinley
Gil Bouley Paul McKee
Tony Bova Lee McLaughlin
Cloyce Box James McMillen
Ray Bray JOHNNY "BLOOD " McNALLY
Leo Brennan Ed McNamara
Paul Briggs Jim Meade
Lawrence Brink Jack Meagher
Maurice Britt Curtis Mecham
Dave Brown James Mello
George Brown John Mellus
Hardy Brown Art Mergenthal
Howard Brown Monte Merkel
Paul Brown Ed Merkle
Thomas Brown Walter Merrill
Phil Bucklew Fred Meyer
Harry Buffington John Michelosen
Ray Buivid Lou Midler
Joe Bukant Joe Mihal
George Buksar Mike Mikulak
Rex Bumgardner Don Miller
Jefferson Davis Burkett Eddie Miller
Dale Burnett WAYNE MILNER
Paul Burris Paul Mitchell
Sherill Busby Art Modell
Ray Busler Dr. John Mohardt
Young Bussey Bo Molenda
Carl Butkus Avery Monfort
Joe Byler Thomas Mont
Larry Cabrelli James Montgomery
George Cafego Jim Mooney
Ronald Cahill Allen Moore
Ralph Calcagni Paul Moore
James Callahan Wilbur Moore
William Campbell William R. Moore
TONY CANADEO Gonzalo Morales
Rocco Canale Boyd Morgan
John Cannella Francis Morris
Leo Cantor George Morris
Don Carlos Robert Morrow
Eddie Casey Raymond Morse
Dick Cassiano Clure Mosher
Jim Castiglia Perry Moss
Tony Cemore Kelley Mote
Edward Champagne MARION MOTLEY
Jim Champion Tim Moynihan
Ben Chase Rudy Mucha
Lloyd Cheatham Garvin Mugg
Charles Cherundolo Joe Muha
Chet Chesney Carl Mulleneaux
John Chickerneo Noah Mullins
William Chipley William Murphy
Andrew Chisick Chet Mutryn
Paul Joseph Christman R. L. Nardi
August Cifelli Andy Natowich
Edward Cifers Fred Naumetz
Robert Cifers Walter Neilsen
Frank Clair Bob Nelson
Stewart Clancy Steven Nemeth
Harry Clark Carl Nery
Potsy Clark ERNIE NEVERS
Stuart Clarkson Hamilton James Nichols, Jr.
Corwin Clatt Emery Nix
Boyd Clay Jack L. Nix
Cal Clemens Leo Nobile
John Clement LEO NOMELLINI
Jack Cloud Bob Nowaskey
John Clowes Robert Nussbaumer
John Cochran, Jr. Jerry Nuzum
Leon Cochran Duncan Obee
Homer Cole Bill O'Brien
Pete Cole Urban Odson
Thomas Colella John O'Keefe
William Collins Doug Oldershaw
Don Colo Mitchell Olenski
William Combs Lawrence Olsonoski
Merlyn Condit Daniel Orlich
Charley Conerly Charles O'Rourke
Gerry Conlee Joe Osmanski
George Conner Dr. William Osmanski
Ted Cook Al Owen
Joseph Coomer Vincent Pacewic
Edward Coon Lou Palazzi
Atlon Coppage Mike Palm
George Corbett Derrell Palmer
Olie Cordill Ernie Pannell
Michael Corgan CLARENCE (ACE) PARKER
Russell Cotton Dave Parker
Albert Coupee Joe Parker
Gerald Courtney Mickey Parks
Gerard Cowhig Lloyd Parsons
Clem Crabtree William Paschal
LOU CREEKMUR George Paskvan
Theodore Cremer Joe Pasqua
Harold Crisler Rupert Pate
Jim Crowley Frank Patrick
Ward Cuff John Patrick
Jim Cullom Maurice Patt
Louis Daddio Billy Patterson
Frank Damiani Ted Pavelec
Jim Daniell Stanke Pavkov
Ed Danowski Larry Peace
Bob Davis James Pearcy
Corby Davis Win Pedersen
Fred Davis James Peebles
Jerome Davis Claude Perry
Ralph Davis JOE PERRY
William Davis William Petrilas
William John deCorrevont Steve Petro
Bob deLauer George Petrovich, Jr.
Rufus Deal John Petty
Hal Dean Alex Piasecky
Thomas Dean Robert Pifferini
Louis DeFilippo PETE PIHOS
Robert DeFruiter John Pingle
Albert Demao Henry Piro
Vincent Dennery Rocco Pirro
Arthur Deremer Dick Plasman
Bob Derleth George Platukis
Dan DeSantis Warren Plunkett
Versil Deskin Dick Poillon
William Dewell John Polanski
David diFilippo Francis Polsfoot
Don Doll Hampton Pool
Joe Doller Jim Poole
Dick Dolly John Poto
Joseph Domnanovich John Prchlik
ART DONOVAN Mervin Pregulman
Allen Donelli Pat Preston
John Doolan Charles Price
Otis Douglas Robert Priestly
Elwood Dow Dom Principe
Harley Dow Abisha Pritchard
Kenneth Dow Ray Prochaska
Harry Dowda Frederick Provo
Dorland Doyle Marion Pugh
Ed Doyle Andy Puplis
Charles Drulis Calvin Purdin
John Druze Chuck Quilter
Walter Dubzinski Ed Quirk
Joseph Duckworth George Rado
Andrew Dudish William Radovich
BILL DUDLEY Norbert Raemer
Kay Eakin Phil Ragazzo
Ralph Earhart Garrard Ramsey
Roger Eason Walter Rankin
Ray Ebli John Rapacz
Brad Ecklund Robert Ravensberg
Weldon Edwards Frank Reagan
William Edwards C. L. Reese
Clyde Ehrhardt Hank Reese
John Eibner Kenneth Reese
Charles Eikenberg DAN REEVES
Don Eliason Bob Reinhard
Everett Elkins Pug Rentner
Carlton Elliott, Jr. Hank Ress
Drew Ellis Joe Restic
Lawrence Ellis James Reynolds
Mush Elser William Reynolds
Ox Emerson, Jr. Jay Rhodemyre
Frank Emmons Frank Ribar
Fred Enke, Jr. Ray Riddick
Rex Enright Richard Rifenburg
Dick Erdlitz Charles Rifflle
Len Eshmont Thron Riggs
Clarence Esser Jack Riley
Fred Evans Thomas Roberts
Murray Evans Robert Robertson
Ray L. Evans Tom Robertson
Richard Evans ANDY ROBUSTELLI
WEEB EWBANK Lyle Rockenbach
Arthur Faircloth Henry Rockwell
Nello Falaschi Mike Rodak
Tony Falkenstein Thomas Rodgers
Tom Farmer Cullen Rogers
Jake Fawcett Herman Rohrig
TOM FEARS Rudolph Romboli
Walter Fedora Salvatore Rosato
Charles Fenenbock Ted Rosequist
Ralph Fife Kenneth Roskie
Frank Filchock Stillman Rouse
Jack Finlay Harmon Rowe
Edward Fiorentino Robert Rowe
Dr. Paul Fitzgibbon Ed Royston
RAY FLAHERTY PETE ROZELLE
Richard Flanagan Tony Rubino
Dick Flatley Martin Ruby
Vernon Foltz Al Russas
LEN FORD Bo Russell
William Clay Ford Dougal Russell
George Forester Jack Russell
Aldo Forte Ralph Ruthstrom
Robert Forte Dave Ryan
DAN FORTMANN Kent Ryan
Ralph Foster, Jr. Julius Rykovich
Terry Fox Lou Rymkus
Sam Francis Joseph Sabasteanski
George Franck Edwin Saenz
Joseph Frank Charles Sample
Paul Franklin John Sanchez
Ray Frankowski Jack Sanders
Ray Frick Orban (Spec) Sanders
Benny Friedman Curt Sandig
Sherwood Fries John Sandusky
William (Red) Friesell Sandy Sanford
Ralph Fritz Ollie Sansen
Andrew Fronzcek Frank Santora
Edward Frutig Dominic Sanzotta
Tony Furst Tony Sarausky
James Gaffney Paul Sarringhaus
Hugh Gallarneau Larry Sartori
Milt Gantenbein George Sauer
Don Garlin Joe Savoldi
Lester Gatewood Mike (Mo) Scarry
FRANK GATSKI Bernie Scherer
Charles Gelatka Alex Schibanoff
Lee Gentry John Schiechl
Ray George Paul Schissler
Elwood Gerber Herman Schneidman
William Geyer John Schneller
Louis Ghecas Ivan Schottel
Joe Gibson TEX SCHRAMM
Robert Gifford Bill Schroll
Sloko Gill Carl Schuette
James Gillette Charles Schultz
Earl Girard Victor Schwall
Chester Gladchuk Perry Schwartz
Fred Gloden Richard Schweidler
Ed Goddard Wilson Schwenk
Tod Godwin Perry Scott
William Godwin Charles Seabright
Paul Goebel Earl Seick
Clark Goff Clarence Self
Marshall Goldberg Harry Seltzer
Joseph Golding, Jr. Bob Shaw
Sam Goldman Charles Shaw
George Gonda Alec Shellogg
Henry Goodman Rhoten Shetley
Owen Goodnight John Shirk
William Goodwin Bunny Shoemann
John Goodyear Hal Shoener
Paul Governalli Herbert Shoener
Lyle Graham John Shonk
OTTO GRAHAM Fred Shook
BUD GRANT Alexander Sidorik
William Gray Dr. John Siegal
John Greene Herbert Siegert
Tom Greenfield Stephen Sierocinski
Don Greenwood Joseph Signaigo
Visco Grgich Rudolph Sikich
Frank Grigonis Jack Simmons
Billy Grimes Walt Singer
Roger Grove Steve Sinko
LOU GROZA Frank Sinkwich
George Gulyanics Emil Sitko
Mike Gussie James Sivell
Ace Gutowsky Joe Skladany
William Hachten Robert Skoglund
John Hackenbruck Dwight Sloan
Banard Hafen Marty Slovak
GEORGE HALAS Bruce Smith
Irving Hall Ernie Smith
L. Parker Hall Gaylon Smith
Robert Halperin George Smith
William Halverson Graham Smith
John Haman J. Robert Smith
Ray Hamilton Jack Smith
Robert Hanlon O. Edwin Smith
Merle Hapes V.T. Smith
Pat Harder Dave Smukler
Roger Harding Bill Smyth
James Hardy Hank Soar
Cecil Hare Ben Sohn
Tom Harmon Jack Sommers
Maurice Harper Gus Sonnenberg
Henry Harris Vic Spadaccinni
Granville Harrison Eugene Spangler
Richard Harrison Alex Spanos
Howard Hartley Al Sparkman
Ken Hayden Mac Speedie
Tom Hearnden Joseph Spencer
Ken Heineman George Speth
George Hekkers Ed Stacco
William Hempel Jack Stackpool
Robert Hendren James Stacy
Kirk Hershey Norman Standlee
Ralph Heywood Leo Stasica
Howard Hickey ERNIE STAUTNER
Edward Hiemstra Arther Statuto
John Higgins John Steber
Ben Hightower Gilbert Steinke
Bill Hillman William Steinkemper
CLARKE HINKLE Paul Stenn
Jack Hinkle Dave Stephenson
ELROY HIRSCH Robert Steuber
Joseph Hoague Ralph Stevenson
Herman Hodges Dean Steward
Lester "Dick" Hoerner Walter Stickel
Wayne Hoffman J.P. Stout
John Hollar Richard Stovall
Tony Holm Clem Stralka
Mike Holovack Joe Stringfellow
Harry Hopp Woody Strode
Richard Horne John Strzykalski
Les Horvath Roy Stuart
Lin Houston JOE STYDAHAR
Sherman Howard Steve Sucic
Jim Lee Howell Bob Sufferidge
John Howell Bob Sullivan
Frank Hrabetin Leonard Supulski
Frank Hubbell D. John Sutherland
Dick Huffman Joe Sutton
Frank Huffman Earl Svendsen
Bill Hughes George Svendsen
Dick Humbert Robert Swisher
Robert Ingalls Paul Szakash
Burt Ingwersen Walter Szot
Dr. A. Ippolito Bob Tanner
Tex Irwin Hugh Taylor
Chris Iverson Dan Tehan
Bob Ivory Alexis Thompson
Frank Ivy Tommy Thompson
Jack Jacobs Wilfred Thorpe
Marvin Jacobs Owen Thuerk
Harry Jacunski Robert Thurbon
Tommy James Pete Tinsley
Ben Janiak Bob Titchenal
Edward Jankowski Silus Titus
Mike Jarmoluk Dick Todd
Floyd Jaszewski Joseph Tofil
Robert Jeffries Lou Tomasetti
Jack Jenkins Andrew Tomasic
Arthur Jocher Mario Tonelli
Cecil Johnson Dan Topping
Clyde Johnson Henry Topping
Don Johnson Zollie Toth
Glenn Johnson John Treadaway
Howard Johnson CHARLEY TRIPPI
Nathan Johnson John Tripson
William Johnson Robert Trocolor
William L. Johnson CLYDE TURNER
William O. Johnson Orville Tuttle
James Johnston Enrico Uguccioni
Arthur Jones Harry Ulinski
Edgar Jones Andrew Uram
Elmer Jones Alex Urban
Harvey Jones Emil Uremovich
James Jones NORM VAN BROCKLIN
James "Casey" Jones Hal Van Every
Lewis Jones Fred Vant Hull
Thurman Jones Fred Vanzo
Michael Jurich Jack Vetter
Walter Jurkiewicz Walter Vezmar
Ed Justice Joe Vodicka
Steve Juzwik Evans Vogds
Robert Kahler Carroll Vogelaar
Eddie Kahn Don Vosberg
Tommy Kalmanir James Wade
Bernard Kapitansky Wiliam B. Walker
Jack Karwales Will Walls
Edward Kasky William Ward
Leo Katalinas Buist Warren
William Katrishen BOB WATERFIELD
Ken Kavanaugh Foster Watkins
E. J. Kawal Joseph Watson
Eulis Keahey Joseph Watt
Jim Keane George Watts
Thomas Keane Charles Weaver
William Kennedy Don Weedon
Nick Kerasiotis Ray Wehba
Ralph Kercheval Art Weiner
Bill Kern Bernard Weiner
Alex Ketzko ARNIE WEINMEISTER
Walter Kichefski Isadore Weinstock
George Kiick Dick Weisgerber
Warren Kilbourne Howie Weiss
Glenn Killinger Don Wemple
Frank Kilroy Ralph Wenzel
FRANK KINARD Hodges West
George Kinard Pat West
Edward King Stanley West
Jack Kirby Robert Westfall
Ben Kish Chet Wetterlund
Adolph Kissell Thomas Wham
John Kissell Ernie Wheeler
Lee Kizzire J. J. Whire
Harry Kline Arthur White
John Knolla Byron White
Larry Knorr Paul White
Mike Koken Marvin Whited
Edward Kolman Lloyd Wickett
John Koniszewski Bob Wiese
Joe Koons George Wilde
Dr. Joe Kopcha Richard Wildung
Jules Koshlap Wilbur Wilkin
John Kovatch Boyd Williams
George Kracum Don Williams
Kenneth Kranz Ellery Williams
Max Krause Frank Williams
Al Kreuger Jerry Williams
Bob Krieger Walter Williams
Frank Kristufek Ernest Williamson
John Ksionzyk Jack Wilson
Bert Kuczynski John Wilson
Joe Kuharcih RALPH WILSON, JR.
John Kuzman Warren Camp Wilson
Steve Lach Abner Wimberly
W. S. Lafitte Pete Wissman
Harold Lahar Robert Wood
Jospeh Lamas Dick Woodard
Walter Lamb John Woudenberg
TOM LANDRY John Wozniak
Mort Landsberg Frank Wydo
James Lankas John Wyhonic
Grenville Lansdell Ventan Yablonski
Ted Lapka Ray Yageillo
John Lascari Howard Yeager
Lindy Lauro John Yonakor
DANTE LAVELLI James Youel
Hubbard Law Len Younce
Jimmy Lawrence Claude Young
Peter Layden George Young
Milan Lazetich Roland Young
William Lazetich William Young
Edgar Lechner Frank Zadworney
William Leckonby Gust Zarnas
William Lee Joe Zeller
Clyde LeForce Joseph Zeno
Darrell Lester Frank Ziegler
Russ Letlow John Zilly
Steve Levanitis Robert Zimny
Howard Levitas Louis Zontini
Fred Levy Frank Zoppetti
Leonard Levy Tony Zuzzio