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Blanchard more than football hero

Originally Published: April 20, 2009
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

When Nazi Germany launched one of its last counterattacks of World War II during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, American GIs identified themselves in the dangerous woods of the Ardennes by whispering "Blanchard."

If the man in the foxhole next to them was a fellow American soldier, he simply replied, "Davis."

In the war-torn decade of the 1940s, Army running backs Glenn Davis and Felix "Doc" Blanchard were more than American football heroes. They were the faces of the ...

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