Saluting Pro Sports’ Veterans

Tim James was drafted in the 1st round by the Miami Heat. After his NBA days were over, James served in Iraq.  (photo: Isaac Baldizon/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat
MIAMI - MARCH 19: Tim James receives the Miami Heats Home Strong Program award which recognizes military members who have recently returned from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan before the start of the game between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets on March 19, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2011 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tim James was drafted in the 1st round by the Miami Heat. After his NBA days were over, James served in Iraq. (photo: Isaac Baldizon/Getty Images)
The great Willie Mays served in Korea (photo: Jed Jacobson/Getty Images)
San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 8: Willie Mays looks on during the San Francisco Giants game against the San Diego Padres at 3Com Park on April 8, 1999 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The great Willie Mays served in Korea (photo: Jed Jacobson/Getty Images)
Conn Smythe owned the NHL's Maple Leafs, but he also served in both WWI and WWII (photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Hurricanes v Red Wings
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Commisioner Gary Bettman presents the Conn Smythe Trophy for the MVP to Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings after they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in game five of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 13, 2002 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings won the game 3-1 and the series 4-1. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/NHLI)
Conn Smythe owned the NHL's Maple Leafs, but he also served in both WWI and WWII (photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major leagues and he also served his country in WWII (photo: Getty Images)
Undated photo of US baseball star Jackie Robinson
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Undated photo of US baseball star Jackie Robinson as he signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson, who endured insults and death threats to integrate United States sports, was honored 15 April by the permanent retirement of his jersey number throughout Major League baseball. The contract, the highest salary in Dodger history up to then, was for US $35 000 a year. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major leagues and he also served his country in WWII (photo: Getty Images)
Yankee legend Joe Dimaggio served in WWII (photo: Henry Ray Abrams)
New York Yankee Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio throws
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York Yankee Hall of Famer Joe Dimaggio throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener for the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium 26 April. The Yankees went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-6. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yankee legend Joe Dimaggio served in WWII (photo: Henry Ray Abrams)
Red Byron won a NASCAR championship and served in WWII (photo: NASCAR1996, Wikimedia Commons contributor)
Red_byron_car_WikiMedia Commons-NASCAR1996 Red Byron won a NASCAR championship and served in WWII (photo: NASCAR1996, Wikimedia Commons contributor)
Cowboys great Roger Staubach served in Vietnam (photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys - September 19, 2005
Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach on the sidelines during a Monday Night Football game September 19, 2005 in Irving, Texas. The Washington Skins defeated the Cowboys 14 - 13. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Cowboys great Roger Staubach served in Vietnam (photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Hall of famer Ted Williams served in both WWII and Korea (photo: Getty Images)
Ted Williams Dies
BOSTON - CIRCA 1955: (UNDATED FILE PHOTO) Baseball legend Ted Williams (1918 - 2002) of the Boston Red Sox holds a baseball bat circa 1955. The 83-year-old Williams, who was the last major league player to bat .400 when he hit .406 in 1941, died July 5, 2002 at Citrus County Memorial Hospital in Florida. He died of an apparent heart attack. (Photo by Getty Images)
Hall of famer Ted Williams served in both WWII and Korea (photo: Getty Images)
Tim James was a Miami Heat 1st round draft pick. After his stint in the NBA, he served in Iraq. (photo: Isaac Baldizon/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat
MIAMI - MARCH 19: Tim James receives the Miami Heats Home Strong Program award which recognizes military members who have recently returned from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan before the start of the game between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets on March 19, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2011 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Tim James was a Miami Heat 1st round draft pick. After his stint in the NBA, he served in Iraq. (photo: Isaac Baldizon/Getty Images)
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