So he's second cousins with the real life Private Ryan? That's an actually cool story (bro?).
Beilein, Saving Private Ryan connection
Awesome read, thank god for Tom Hanks.
Thanks for sharing this.
What a family history. The sacrifices that people of that generation made (and their refusal to complain about them) are unimaginable.
Tom Izzo scoffs at that generation.
I put this on the front page of MGo last week in Dear Diary. But sure, if Wetzel wrote about it...
There's a Band of Brothers connection too. Fritz and Tommy were good friends with Warren "Skip" Muck (who died in the Battle of the Bulge). According to Lt. Winters's book, when Muck tells the story of swimming the Niagara River it was actually Fritz and Beilen's uncle who did that with him.
The Niland family has a lot of basketball coaches. Tom was AD at Le Moyne and part of the NCAA council that gave SMU the death penalty.
Missed it on front page. Hard to believe this story was never covered until recently.
Not to thread jack but since I don have the points yet, Rutgers fired that POS head coach Rice. Good ridden. That guy did not belong on the court coaching.
Now I look like a real tool. Lol, it is posted now.
what you do in that situation is edit the original response to something on topic before someone replies to it, thereby locking it forever. Of course, by replying to your own comment, you locked it yourself.
I haven't figured out how to edit from the iPhone.