The Giant Killer book is the true story of a 4′ 9″ man that was too small to be accepted into the military until he finally obtained a congressional waiver. He then went on to become a Green Beret Captain and highly decorated war hero. This is a new story of a gentle giant of a man who was also initially refused entry into the military due to his size who became a hero by refusing to leave two lost soldiers behind.
N.Y. Giants pro football player and WWII hero, 2nd Lt. Alfred C. Blozis at close to 6′ 7″ 250 lbs was initaially kept out of the military until late 1943, when, after repeated attempts, Blozis finally persuaded the Army to waive its size limit and accept him. It took further persuading to get from a desk job to the front lines.”
2nd Lt Alfred C. Blozis (Garfield, New Jersey), an American hero who died while trying to rescue two of his men. Alfred was a gentle giant (6 feet 7 inches tall, 250 pounds) with a heart of gold. His exceptional athletic skills led him to become an incredible American football player. Drafted by the New York Giants in 1942, Alfred had a promising career ahead of him, but nothing was more important to him than his beloved country. So in 1943, he joined the U.S. Army and became a proud member of the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. Two years later, on January 31, 1945, Alfred was in the Vosges mountains (eastern France) when he learnt that two of his men had failed to return from a patrol. Abandoning them was out of the question, so he told the rest of his unit to wait for him, and all alone, he went looking for the two missing soldiers. Alfred knew the Germans were everywhere, waiting for an easy target, but he kept searching. Suddenly, a short blast of German machine-gun fire was heard by his men, who all understood that their leader had been killed. Alfred’s body was found three months later and was buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery in France. To honor and remember this true American hero, the New York Giants retired the number 32, which Alfred had proudly worn during his short career.
The Giant Killer book & page honors these incredible war heroes making sure their stories of valor and sacrifice are never forgotten. God Bless our Vets!🇺🇸🇺🇸