Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Veterans Day Tribute to Dodgers in Uniform

Have a wonderful Veterans Day.  In celebration of those Dodgers players that have served in the Armed Forces, I decided to take a few moments to make some tribute cards.  Check them out below.  Also, check out GCRL post that recognizes former Dodger outfielder Roy Gleason who served in the Vietnam War.  He includes some tribute homemade creations, as well.

Don Newcombe
1962 Topps

Jackie Robinson
1964 Topps

This card uses a 1973 Topps design.  This is from the photo description:
Pee Wee Reese, Phil Rizzuto, and Hugh Casey (left to right) study the bluejacket's manual instead of baseball record books these days at the Navy base in Norfolk, VA where they are stationed, August 10, 1943. Reese and Casey were shortstop and pitcher respectively for the Brooklyn Dodgers last year, and Rizzuto was shortstop for the New York Yankees. (AP Photo) / WA/AP

And here is the one I like the most.  The photo comes from the Military Times.
Bea Cohen, who at 102 is the oldest living female World War II veteran in California, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers and Angels meet in an interleague baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 12, 2012. When she was 4 years old Cohen saw the start of World War I when her hometown in Romania was bombed.  Her family immigrated to the U.S., where she went to work for Douglas Aircraft during World War II, but left Douglas to join the Army. The man assisting her is unidentified. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...