All American

All American

Two Young Men, the 2001 Army-Navy Game, and the War They Fought in Iraq

Large Print - 2013
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All American is Steve Eubanks inspiring story of two football rivals who faced each other in the momentous 2001 Army-Navy Game who would both go on to serve in the United States military in the Iraq War.

In December, 2001, as fires still burned beneath the World Trade Center ruins, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in what would become the most-watched college football game of the decade: the matchup between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen.

With his team down by thirteen points, Stann, a Navy linebacker, came into contact with Jenkins, the Army quarterback, for the first time, landing a perfect tackle. Though these two players would not meet again for another decade, Stann and Jenkins shared the same path: both went to war, led soldiers, and witnessed and participated in events they never imagined possible.

A moving and fascinating dual profile of honor, duty, courage, and competition, illustrated with photos, All American is a thoughtful exploration of American character and values, embodied in the lives of two remarkable young men.

Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition, large print edition
ISBN: 9780062278401
0062278401
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 E86aL 2013
Characteristics: xxiv, 424 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Nov 08, 2014

No matter what their status, grade, or gender every midshipman filed into Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium home games Saturday and stood from the opening kickoff until the final seconds ticked off the clock.

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Oct 22, 2014

... it was an honor and a privilege to jump out of air planes and kill people.

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who ever wins the people wins the fight.

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We are here to eventually keep our country safe.

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Nov 08, 2014

Cadets started looking around and judging the men in their chain of command not by the insignia on their uniforms but by a new standard: "would I want to entrust my life to that guy in a firefight?" Sometimes the answer was yes,...

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