Bill Belichick: Former football player, hall-of-fame coach, "Darth Hoodie"...World War II fanatic? That's right, the Patriots coach is apparently a massive history buff and supporter of the World War II Foundation. To prove it, he's going to narrate a documentary about D-Day, and say more words than he's said to the media in 17 years as the Patriots coach in the process.
The documentary, titled "D-Day: Over Normandy" is set to air sometime this spring on PBS and will feature brand-new aerial and drone shots of the Allied objectives on June 6, 1944.
The WWII Foundation's chairman, Tim Gray, described Belichick as "an active supporter" from the moment the group produced their first films over 10 years ago. Belichick himself said that he "[understands] the importance of preserving the memory of those who served our nation during World War II." The topic is especially personal for the Pats' coach, since his father, Steve, fought in World War II and coached at the US Naval Academy.
This might seem a bit out of character for Belichick, but it's definitely a worthy cause--we'll have to wait until the production airs to see what his mellifluous voice lends to it. Stay tuned.
Via Sports Illustrated, The World War II Foundation
Photo courtesy New England Patriots
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