I x'd out the name, but can anyone guess who this is? He's not really known for his true heroism, as described below:
Born in Mission, Texas to Ray (an auto mechanic and volunteer fireman) and Ruth XXXXXX, YYYYY was the second of four children (Robert, XXXX, Ruthie and Jack). After playing quarterback (primary passer and runner, and also punter) for Mission High School (including leading his team to a 12-0 record his senior season), he attended the University of Texas in Austin as an industrial engineering major.
He interrupted his education after a semester to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. XXXXX earned his wings and a commission as a Second Lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field, and was assigned to the 493d Bombardment Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber co-pilot in the 860th Bombardment Squadron. From November 1944 to April 1945, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions, and survived a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel.
Following the war, he returned to the university and played fullback and defensive back on the Texas Longhorns' bowl game winners on New Year's Day of 1948 and 1949. At UT, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Omega Chi chapter). He received his bachelor's degree from UT in 1949. XXXXXX also earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston in 1952.