Branch Of Military: Army
Year Enlisted: 1942
Conflict: World War II
Notable Facts: Spahn enlisted after the 1942 season, while he was still in the minors. He fought all over Europe including at the Battle of the Bulge. While in Remagen, Germany, Spahn was responsible for helping maintain traffic across the last active bridge across the Rhine. During an attack on their position shrapnel tore up his foot. Spahn received a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant.
Baseball Seasons Lost: Three minor league seasons.