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Bears to honor World War II veteran

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.

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