I listen to old Radio programs, and I just heard a bizzarre tale presented as fact on the Bill Stern Sports Newsreel from Dec 28, 1945.
Stern states that at the Japanes Surrender on the USS Missouri, the Japanese were about to sign the document when someone noticed that their gold fountain pen was one that had been given to Jack Cheviqny, footbal coach of the University of Texas at Austin, when he coached the team to an upset victory over Notre Dame in 1934, and that it bore the inscription “Presented to Jack Cheviqny, a Notre Dame Man Who Beat Notre Dame”. Stern states that the pen had been stolen from his dead body at Iwo Jima.
Well, Cheviqny WAS a former Noter Dame football hero and he DID coach UT in '34 and they DID upset Noter Dame that year and he WAS a Lieutenant and he WAS indeed killed at Iwo Jima. That stuff is all true, but I can’t find any corroboration of the stolen pen story - is this a true story or is it just the post-war ravings of a rabid announcer?