Was stationed at the U.S. Navy Base in Yokosuka, Japan.
The name of the high school on base there was Nile Kinnick.
Never knew who he was until now...
Iowa's football stadium is Nile Kinnick Stadium:
Pretty big find....Kinnick one of the legendary Heisman winners. His acceptance speech was extraordinary...basically predicting the escalation of WW II and upcoming world events...no “dumb jock” here.
And probably the most well known athlete to give up his life for his country in WW II.
I would consider it an honor to have gone to a HS named after Kinnick.
When the Navy took over administration of Yokohama from the Army in 1959, the high school was renamed Nile C. Kinnick. Sometime in the late 1960s or early 70s, the high school was closed and land given back to the Japanese government. The Kinnick name then moved to Yokosuka.
Prior to the Navy’s takeover, the Yokohama high school was known as YO-HI and the elementary school was “Nasugbu Beach,” named after a WW II battle in the Philippines.