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|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army Air Force|
|Years of service||1941–1944|
|Unit||586th Bomb Squadron, 394th Bombardment Group|
|Battles/wars||World War II
European Theater of Operations
Elmer John Gedeon (April 15, 1917 – April 20, 1944) is one of only two Major League Baseball players killed in action during World War II. He was also a multi-sport star in college at the University of Michigan.