With all of the patriotic messages we receive when watching a major league baseball game over a major holiday like the Fourth of July I began to wonder. I know that there are probably 50 Hall of Famers and at least 500 or more other MLB players who saw service in WWI, WWII and Korea. I also know that Roy Gleason was the only major league player wounded in Viet Nam.
However who was the last major league player to do a two year hitch in any of the services, either before beginning his major league career or after. I know it was popular in the 60’s to join the reserves and do six months but I am not interested in those people. Anyone know the answer?