Armed Forces: New Big Gun

On Nov. 6, 1937, Army Fullback Jack Ryan finally got into the Harvard game with the Crimson holding a 6-0 lead. In quick succession, he 1) tackled a Harvard runner so hard that the fellow fumbled and Ryan recovered, 2) bucked over a score on an Army fourth down, and 3) kicked the point after touchdown that won the game for Army, 7-6.

That glorious occasion is what is mostly remembered about John Dale Ryan, now 48 and a four-star Air Force general who still moves with the catlike grace of a 5-ft. 10-in., 175-pound fullback. Last week President Johnson...

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