This summer marks two historically significant dates for Hawkeye fans: the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nile Kinnick, and the 75th anniversary of his tragic death. Kinnick was born July 9, 1918, in the tiny town of Adel, Iowa. He died June 2, 1943, while piloting a fighter plane on a training mission off the coast of Venezuela. In the 24 short years between, the consummate All-American packed a lifetime's worth of achievements. In memory of Iowa's favorite son, scholar, and Ironman, we look back on his life and legacy.