A new book by Delbert Reed, "When Winning Was Everything" pays tribute to former University of Alabama football players who served in World War II.
It will makes its debut on Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 12-13.
The 288-page book, which sells for $39.95, may be purchased through the Paul W. Bryant Museum by calling 1-866-772-2327.
More than 325 former University of Alabama football players and coaches served in the military during World War II. The book focuses on the experiences of 60 of them.
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One of the stories is about Charley Boswell, a former Alabama halfback who lost his eyesight while serving as an infantry officer during combat in Europe but later went on to win 17 national blind golf championships.
Paul "Bear" Bryant is also featured. The legendary coach was in the Navy serving in North Africa.
Several of the players mentioned in the book will be honored in pre-game festivities Saturday at the Alabama-Mississippi State football game.