Inducted 1978

Waldemar "Fritz" Breidster moved from Milwaukee East High School to a distinguished military career in the Army. Between those destinations, he played football well enough to earn two-time All American honors at West Point.
Breidster actually started to excel at the game as a 200-pound tackle for East. He led his team to a city and state championship in 1915. After graduation from East, Breidster played a year at Wisconsin before receiving an appointment to West Point.
Now 230 pounds, Breidster starred at guard and earned All American honors for Army. He was selected captain of the team and led Army to a win over archrival Navy in 1922. Breidster went on to command the 121st Field Artillery, 32nd Division in WWII and earned the Legion of Merit and Oak Leaf Cluster.