A War Hero in Bethlehem

The episode describes the first two months of the American Soccer League’s second season and tells the story of two players: Philadelphia’s Percy Andrews and Bethlehem Steel forward James Currie.

Medals front and reverse
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, one of two medals earned by Bethlehem Steel forward James Currie during WWI. Image: http://www.rutlandremembers.org/information/medals

 

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Virginians, “Choo Choo Blues”

Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton, “Carolina Shout”

John McCormack, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”

Sounds from www.freesound.org: football score.wav by winsx87

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