New Book on 1964 Army-Navy Game is About More Than Football
The annual Army-Navy football game is a gridiron rivalry that goes back to 1890. Reportedly, the rivalry once nearly caused a duel between a rear admiral and a brigadier general. In 1960, General Dwight D. Eisenhower said to the new superintendent of West Point, Major General William C. Westmoreland, “I do have one instruction for you, General. Do something about that damned football team.” Four years later, the Cadets pulled a stunning upset against famed Navy quarterback Roger Staubach.
A new book from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers by author Nicolaus Mills, Every Army Man is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed just arrived at Armchair General. You can probably guess from the title that this work is about more than carrying a football, and we wanted to let our readers know so they can get their copy prior to 2014′s Army-Navy game on December 13.