Born on November 17, 1921
D-Day, June 6, 1944.
August 15, 1980
La Porte, IN (Posthumously)
First player from La Porte to make All-State; played defensive tackle; never gave up a single yard in his territory between tackle and end; had one of the great individual performances in the history of La Porte.
University of Iowa
Played 3 years varsity football; as a junior was the only 60 minute player; named to the All-American Football Team 1943.
His picture in his football uniform is in the Athletic Building at Iowa University; college authorities felt he had a good future in coaching but he never got the chance; on D-Day in World War II Stretch" died for his country during the Normandy Beach Invasion."