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One college lost entire football team to war [UPDATED]

Published 9:24am Friday, May 17, 2013 Updated 11:27am Friday, May 17, 2013

Did you know that Montana State College was the only American college to lose its entire 1940-1941 eleven man football team in World War II, were as follows:

• Dana Bradford — end. Killed in plane crash.

• John Hall, Jr. — end. Killed in plane crash.

• Albert Zupin — center. Killed in plane crash.

• John Burke — tackle. Killed in Italy.

• Newell Burke — tackle. Killed in New Guinea.

• Bernard Cluzen — guard. Killed in South Pacific.

• Joseph McGreever — guard. Killed in Germany.

• Wendell Scabad — backfield. Killed in action.

• John Phelan — backfield. Killed in action.

• Alton Zempel — quarterback. Killed in plane crash.

• Rich Roman — backfield. Killed in Germany.

 

Victor J. Kern

Wadena

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