Rod Giske, left, and Earl Brenneis were teammates on the 1941 Washington State College football team that played a game with Texas A&M in Tacoma's Stadium Bowl on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack. They posed for this picture on Dec. 2, 2004 at Giske’s home near Chehalis. Giske held his most-inspirational Bohler Medal and Brenneis held a media guide from their college football days. The Crimson and Gray blanket that forms a backdrop for this photo was awarded to Giske for earning three varsity letters and graduating from WSC. Brenneis died in 2013. He was 91. Giske died in 2014. He was 92.
Rod Giske, left, and Earl Brenneis were teammates on the 1941 Washington State College football team that played a game with Texas A&M in Tacoma's Stadium Bowl on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack. They posed for this picture on Dec. 2, 2004 at Giske’s home near Chehalis. Giske held his most-inspirational Bohler Medal and Brenneis held a media guide from their college football days. The Crimson and Gray blanket that forms a backdrop for this photo was awarded to Giske for earning three varsity letters and graduating from WSC. Brenneis died in 2013. He was 91. Giske died in 2014. He was 92. Bruce Kellman Staff file, 2014
Rod Giske, left, and Earl Brenneis were teammates on the 1941 Washington State College football team that played a game with Texas A&M in Tacoma's Stadium Bowl on the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack. They posed for this picture on Dec. 2, 2004 at Giske’s home near Chehalis. Giske held his most-inspirational Bohler Medal and Brenneis held a media guide from their college football days. The Crimson and Gray blanket that forms a backdrop for this photo was awarded to Giske for earning three varsity letters and graduating from WSC. Brenneis died in 2013. He was 91. Giske died in 2014. He was 92. Bruce Kellman Staff file, 2014

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