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Charles G. 'Chuck' Braidwood

 

Chuck Braidwood

Date of Birth: October 15, 1903, in Illinois

Date of Death: January 8, 1945, in Biak Island, Pacific (41 years old)

Source:

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.

 

Teams:

1930 Portsmouth Spartans (NFL)

1931 Cleveland Indians (NFL)

1932 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)

1933 Cincinnati Reds (NFL)

College:

Loyola University (IL), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga