Factoid 432 – Chuck Bednarik – Rest in Peace - May 1, 1925 - March 21, 2015 (aged 89)
Date: 3/21/15

Chuck Bednarik, member of the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame
May 1, 1925 - March 21, 2015
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Chuck Bednarik passed away today at 4:23 a.m. He was 89. Chuck Bednarik was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.

Chuck Bednarik served in the United States Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946. He served as a B-24 waist-gunner with the Eighth Air Force. Bednarik flew on 30 combat missions over Germany, for which he was awarded the Air Medal and four Oak Leaf Clusters, the European Theater Operations Medal, and four Battle Stars.

We would like to thank him for his service. Rest in peace and enjoy watching football from above.

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