We lost Yogi and America lost a big part of itself. What many fail to realize is that beyond Yankee greatness and legendary sayings, was the fact that Yogi was a veteran of World War II. A Normandy survivor. A Purple Heart recipient of the invasion of Southern France. A Seaman First-Class. Yogi was a hero.
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More than 4,500 major and minor leaguers fought in WWII. Baseball greats like Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Joe DiMaggio and Warren Spahn were among the men who traded one uniform for another. Watch the Fox News show, War Stories with Oliver North: From the Ballpark to the Battlefield: Baseball and WWII, to learn all about this fascinating chapter in WWII history.