Remembering Shortstop and Navy Veteran John “Doc” Lavan

SABR member David Vincent participated in the “Wreaths Across America” program at Arlington National Cemetery the foggy morning of Dec. 14, 2006. Hundreds of volunteers placed wreaths on the graves of two sections at the cemetery as part of the fifteenth anniversary of the program.

SABR member David Vincent participated in the “Wreaths Across America” program at Arlington National Cemetery the foggy morning of Dec. 14, 2006. Hundreds of volunteers placed wreaths on the graves of two sections at the cemetery as part of the fifteenth anniversary of the program.

Vincent placed his first wreath on the grave of
John “Doc” Lavan, who played shortstop for four major league teams from 1913 through 1924. Commander Lavan served in the Navy’s medical corps during both World Wars. The wreaths are donated each year by Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, ME.



Originally published: December 20, 2006. Last Updated: December 20, 2006.

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