Nick Basca

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Nick Basca
Football • Phoenixville

Michael "Nick" Basca starred in football, baseball and basketball at Phoenixville High School. He then became a football star Pennington College Preparatory School in New Jersey. Next came Villanova University where Nick made the All State Team, several All-Eastern teams as well as team captain his senior year. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles by Bert Bell. Michael enlisted in the Army on December 10, 1941. Nick was sent overseas to England in December 1943 to join the Patton's Famed Third Army. Corporal Michael Basca died in combat on November 11, 1944 (Armistice Day), when a German 88 mm-round hit the tank he was commanding. He was given the Distinguished Service Award in 1981.
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