Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Video: Dodgers and the wars

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On Memorial Day, the Dodgers premiered this video connecting Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese and Roy Gleason with the team and their military service. A day later, it still is worth viewing.

— Jon Weisman


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  1. During WII, Gil Hodges enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in the 16th AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery) Battalion. After doing his basic training in San Diego in 1943, he eventually saw action on Okinawa in 1945 where he was one of the first members of his unit to land on the island. My biography, “Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life” will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in March of 2015.

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