Bob Kalsu left pro football and made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. It was the only decision to be made, given the way he was raised.
In lieu of links this morning, check out this piece on Bob Kalsu from Grantland featuring interviews with his son on why he never played football and searching for the mundane stories in the sea of heroic tributes. Happy Memorial Day.
The Buffalo Bills will honor their Wall of Fame members today.
A Buffalo-based unit of the National Guard named a base for former Bills offensive lineman Bob Kalsu during the Iraq War. Kalsu was killed in Vietnam in 1970.
See Bob Kalsu's name on memorials around the world.
Here is a collected list of remembrances, tributes, and discussions with Bob Kalsu's family.
To celebrate Memorial Day today, NFL Films pulled out some video from 1999 when they spoke with Kalsu's wife and one of the soldiers under his command. It's tragic stuff.
On this Memorial Day, Hall of Fame guard Billy Shaw pays tribute to the man that may have replaced him in the Bills lineup.
On this date in 2000, George Saimes and Bob Kalsu were added to the Buffalo Bills Wall of fame.
Forty years after Bob Kalsu lost his life in Vietnam, Buffalo Rumblings remembers the Bills offensive lineman.
On Memorial Day, Buffalo Rumblings salutes a Buffalo Bill that gave his life for his country - Bob Kalsu.