10 Things to Know about Yogi Berra
10. Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner’s mate on USS Bayfield.
He was a seaman second class and one of a six-man crew on a Navy rocket boat at the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach.
9. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
It was awarded after he died in 2015 by President Obama, recognizing his dedication to inclusion in sports and heroism during World War II.
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