Mike Basca

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Mike Basca
Date of birth (1917-12-04)December 4, 1917
Place of birth Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death November 11, 1944(1944-11-11) (aged 27)
Place of death Obreck, France 
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College Villanova
Career history
As player
1941 Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats
Military career
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch United States Army seal U.S. Army
Years of service 1941-1944
Rank Army-USA-OR-04a.svg Corporal
Unit 4th Armored Division Patch 4th Armored Division
Battles/wars World War II

Michael Martin "Nick" Basca (December 4, 1917 – November 11, 1944) was a professional American football halfback in the National Football League. He played one season for the Philadelphia Eagles (1941).

Basca enlisted in the United States Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was eventually assigned as a tank commander in the 4th Armored Division. He was killed instantly when his tank was struck by an anti tank round after four months in combat. He is currently honored in the Football's Wartime Heroes display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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