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"willie davenport" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Jackie Robinson. Signed to a segregated Army unit after being drafted in 1942. Subsequently was accepted at Officer candidate school and commission is a second lieutenant. He was court martial in 1944 after being taken into custody by military police refusing to move to the back of the Army bus. Now there's a hero. Was acquitted by an all white panel of officers. The proceedings kept him from being deployed with his tank battalion. After being honorably discharged. Robertson signed with a Negro League baseball team in 1947. And you know he broke the barrier with the Dodgers. So many others. Roger Starbuck. David Robinson Navy. Yogi Berra. Glenn Miller. Bobby Jones. Jack Dempsey. Bill Bradley, Charley Paddock, Christie Matheson. John Woodruff. U S. Olympic team sprinter. Dizzy Dean, Gene Tunney. Hank Bauer. Quite Wilhelm Warren Spahn. All these men served in the military for their country. Hank Greenberg, Peewee Reese. Tom Seaver. Tim James. Steve Hokum. Don Larsen. John wouldn't like famous coach. Al Bumbry. Famous baseball player, Whitey Ford. Gil Hodges. Larry Doby, Ken Norton, Signor Monta Monte Irvin, Nolan Ryan. Rocky Marciano. Willie Davenport. Chad Hennings, Buddy Lewis. You know, slaughter. Mark Hall. Roy, please. John Napier. Tom Landry. Tony Lema. Few more. I'm getting to a point. Heard Simmons Jim Lonborg. Buddy Herzog..
"willie davenport" Discussed on Thunder Radio
"So don't think there's no one there just because he's a B they're putting the bees on the other side of the podium, which they need to that because left metal. They would take office. This would work Ryan. So he's got to go. Well, he starts shaking. The process. The next one. But he's in the way he hates now clogging. No saying, hey, everybody. Right. And of course, when I told him I said. During during the dinner, and I'm dead. You really need to keep moving to wave and talk to people next move on which one you want me to do. Okay. Okay. We're sitting down. We're. I felt bad for Willie Davenport son that really had him in Lewis kansallis block. But anyway, so. So stand in white or do they ended up going around? No, no. They quit announcing they stopped announcing today. To the conversation. I said let me tell you right now where we need to go with your rate. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, yeah. I couldn't even dinner dinner. He. You know, if I'm not if I'm not eating it's bad. And the fact that I had about enough trying to cut state, but you look you look up on the stage say until he gets up in talks. I can't relax. I can't. So anyway, so here we have we found down grading entrance. I give it a the it wasn't very good. No, no. He gives a failure. Yeah. But anyway, so so so that's what let's break early and come back because is this going to be his intro and everything? Yeah. That's. No, no, no, no, his intro video a lot of you don't know dad's history. It's common. A nutshell about a four minute thing if his of his history keep in mind, nobody over three minutes, and I don't need three minutes. Because the thing I'm just going to say, thank you. And that's what we need that matter of fact, dad, I let me tell you play your cards, right? Especially since we started with a politician people, you'll be breath of fresh air, you'll be everybody's favorite, right? Because really just like they were explaining to. We're gonna show a video of everything about you. There's byles and everybody's hands. And everything about you, really. When you get up there. It's really just the thank you. And and you know in things like people in the past twenty four minutes, and they were in barest about it for the rest of their life. And I thought to myself because they had award. They gave to a politician. And I and I thought and I said this funny. Scott Myers, and I said so to start the standard of state inside three minutes. We start with the politician. Yeah. Wow. That's not the guy. Who's gonna blow three minutes? That's that's like. Kicking off the big speech about eating right? They should've. They should've started with dad and everybody was at a while that that was that was that was that's the right to the point. So we'll come back show you the really coup intro video. They put together for dad, and and his very quick. Thank you. He did stay inside.
"willie davenport" Discussed on Thunder Radio
"So we're looking back over the weekend. And I'm wrassling. The bear known as coach Bill Burgess. We now have convinced him that he will wear tuxedo. I convinced him that he looked good in it, which he gave me a few colorful comments about that. And he wanted to why couldn't accept the award in wearing the things that he actually wore to earn the award. So they usually don't let people except the wards at banquets for hall of fame and coaching shorts. So so we got we got this done address code yet. So dad was inducted with really a class of twenty nineteen and they were all so good to the family, which great people to hang out. We have had a great time with Tommy g he listens to us on one seven seven and delusion Tommy how you doing buddy he helped me with that. As a matter of fact, he said he was he was the as far as inductees are concerned and thereby had somebody got to sit with them. But as far as conduct the inductees concerned, he up on the what do they call that up? There the front the DS. Yeah. Something like that. He was he was one from dad, and he said if you get your dad headed to wear Z's just tell him to come to Tommy G. And then dad said, well, what if I make a move on? I have to put your name. So so so we had to Auburn fullbacks working together. Tommy g said, he thanked Bo Jackson. He said because I devoted for years of my life to you. But anyway, so Willie Davenport incredible story how while guys Whitley impressive, and unfortunately, Willie Davenport had a heart attack at fifty nine and his son received the award for him. I did not realize that Willie Davenport from Troy is incredible. His he is the only African American to ever participate in the summer and Winter Olympics. He actually was on the Bob sled team. I I after an American ever represent us in the Winter Olympics gold medalist on the hurdles and just his accomplishment in and that he got after until he was he was he was still going strong. Goes in the military runs. Their military goes to college ends up on the team. Go Milam is incredible Willie. He was busy. And he went back to the was Colonel or something. Was actually serving the military in when he had the hard thing. But has has coached a lot the coach some version track teams. And just an incredible athlete is a matter of fact, he and then of course, here comes another international. Let me take you don't want to put together Luiz Gonzalez and dad. Because Luiz Gonzalez, by the way, you know, how we raise on people, and hey and it owned him to he's trying to find the show. He said, I've never heard this. I try to find he lives in Arizona. Now limitation was fun. He's working with the Diamondbacks again now. But let me tell you what has hilarious. So you ever say something else you realize what am I doing? Of course, argues not let you get away with it. We don't care if you're hall of Famer we don't care if you want to World Series with the key hit and win. Okay. By the grants. Close five-time all-star all that played nineteen seasons. So anyway, so he walks up. And I said, hey, do you have any idea where this ballroom is we're supposed to go to at and haven. He goes sweats. It's it's it's right outside somewhere. And I said well, thankfully that that that right there. What what am I even saying guys? We don't know where we're going. He's going to be. So you're directions worries right outside of somewhere. What I bet it is. So so anyway, nickname GPS. Yeah. And then it happened. We're walking to win the many things we had to and now Lewis data or conversing any as. Yeah. He said, yes, great thing about baseball. Y'all said L the baseball guys to game failure. He goes. I mean here was he said I didn't get hit with three ten times. And he goes only baseball can you get away with that. And then.