He racked up enough rushing yards to survive World War II.
5 Shocking Ways Enemies Worked Together During Times of War

#4. A Japanese Imperial Army Officer Gives His Sports Hero a Reason to Live
After being taken prisoner, [Mario “Motts” Tonelli] and the rest of the captured American soldiers were forced into the infamous Bataan Death March, where they had to walk to POW camps while being beaten, starved, and tortured by the Japanese army. … If that wasn’t enough, during the march, a Japanese soldier spotted Tonelli’s Notre Dame class ring and demanded he hand it over. … A few minutes later, however, Tonelli was surprised to see a Japanese officer walking toward him, ring in hand. The unnamed Japanese officer confirmed Tonelli’s identity and then, in perfect English, went on to explain to him that he had attended USC and was an avid fan of American football.

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He racked up enough rushing yards to survive World War II.

5 Shocking Ways Enemies Worked Together During Times of War

#4. A Japanese Imperial Army Officer Gives His Sports Hero a Reason to Live

After being taken prisoner, [Mario “Motts” Tonelli] and the rest of the captured American soldiers were forced into the infamous Bataan Death March, where they had to walk to POW camps while being beaten, starved, and tortured by the Japanese army. … If that wasn’t enough, during the march, a Japanese soldier spotted Tonelli’s Notre Dame class ring and demanded he hand it over. … A few minutes later, however, Tonelli was surprised to see a Japanese officer walking toward him, ring in hand. The unnamed Japanese officer confirmed Tonelli’s identity and then, in perfect English, went on to explain to him that he had attended USC and was an avid fan of American football.

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