On January 12, 1946, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams receives his discharge from the U.S. Marine Air Corps after a three-year stint serving in World War II. In spite of the long absence from competitive baseball, Williams will return to the major leagues by hitting .342, with 38 home runs and 123 RBIs in 1946.
February 19, 1953
U.S. Marines announce they will recall Boston Red Sox’ star Ted Williams into active duty to serve in the Korean War
January 9, 1952