Notre Dame football legend and NFL coach who joined the Marines during World War II and fought at Iwo Jima.
He scored a winning touchdown against the Army team during his time at Notre Dame.
He was conscripted into the Army during World War II and volunteered to become a Marine. As such, he was one of the first men to land - and die - on the shores of Iwo Jima.
He was born in Dyer, Indiana, to a doctor father.
Bob Kalsu was another football star (with the Buffalo Bills NFL team) who died a hero's death in war.