At Sunday's "Salute to Service" game against the Tennessee Titans, the Bears will honor Chicago native and World War II veteran Marvin Jacobs.
The 93-year-old was a Paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division who fought behind enemy lines. He was awarded a Purple Heart after getting injured in the Battle of the Bulge. After recovering, he joined the 82nd Airborne Division and helped liberate German concentration camps.
As a high school athlete, Jacobs played in two championship football games at Soldier Field. After returning from the war, he played guard and linebacker for the Army football team.