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September 2, 2015

PFC Ernie Banks US Army (1951-1953)

by dianeshort2014

View the Military Service of Baseball Hall of Famer:

ernie banks2PFC Ernie Banks

US Army

(1951-1953)

Shadow Box: http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/377076

Short Bio: A native of Dallas, Texas, 19-year-old Ernie Banks debuted for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro leagues in 1950. After two years in the Army, Banks returned to the Monarchs, who sold his contract to the Chicago Cubs in 1953. His debut on September 17th marked the first appearance of an African-American player for the franchise.

(Veterans – view more military profiles of famous people on www.togetherweserved.com)

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