I was surfing through the channels yesterday and landed for a minute on Fox Sports Midwest. There was a documentary on about a baseball player who played for the Washington Senators. Click this link. The man hailed from Dana, Indiana (tiny Dana was also the birthplace of Ernie Pyle). His promising baseball career was cut short by WWII. He won several medals and was shot down over Austria in 1944.
After the war, he fought to get back into baseball. He finally got his chance with the Senators. He was primarily a batting practice pitcher, but he did finally get into a game. Oh, he lost his right leg below the knee when he crashed his plane.