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Wilson receives WWII honor

NEW ORLEANS -- Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. is not attending the NFL meetings this week, but he was honored Monday night as one of five American Spirit Awards recipients by the National World War II Museum here.

Joining Wilson as honorees were New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams, Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford and San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos.

Wilson, 92, enlisted in the Navy during World War II and had tours of duty in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Wilson is well-represented at the meetings by not chief operating officer Russ Brandon, executive vice president Mary Owen, treasurer Jeff Littmann, senior vice president Jim Overdorf, general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey.

---Allen Wilson

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