Date of Birth: October 15, 1903, in Illinois
Date of Death: January 8, 1945, in Biak Island, Pacific (41 years old)
The Portsmouth Times - Published 01/23/45
He died of a heart attack while on Biak Island. He was an American Red Cross
program director working overseas to help the war effort. The Pro-Football Hall
of Fame web site said he was "killed in the South Pacific". Technically, they are
corrrect, he was killed.... by a heart attack, but...
He did, however, die serving our country during World War II and should be
honored for his sacrifice.
1930 Portsmouth Spartans (NFL)
1931 Cleveland Indians (NFL)
1932 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
1933 Cincinnati Reds (NFL)
Loyola University (IL), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga