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From Army-Navy to Iraq and Afghanistan

Updated: September 3, 2011, 11:02 AM ET
Associated Press

(Also moved in advance. With AP Photos.)

By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Not long after the second World Trade Center tower came down, Nolan Gordon's history professor at the U.S. Military Academy switched off the television and went back to his lesson.

The message: continue the mission.

"It wasn't like `OK, classes are canceled today. Go home," said Gordon, now a captain, who played center for the Army football team. "It was, `Your ...

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