Warren Spahn, the famously high leg kick pitcher of the Boston Braves, was drafted into the Army’s combat engineers in 1943. He would fight in the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944, and was part of retaking of the bridge at Remagen that allowed Allied troops to cross the Rhine. For his actions, he was awarded a battlefield commission, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. Spahn would return to the Braves in 1946. (Bettman/Getty Images)