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Medal of. Freedom to Dan Gable

Postby REt » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:03 pm

I think he will be awarded it tonight. Dan Gable grew up in the same city I did. I knew his dad. He posted an unprecented wrestling record at all levels. His olimpic win was his crowning achievment.
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Re: Medal of. Freedom to Dan Gable

Postby Coffee » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:03 pm

I think I vaguely remember him. He was a Hawkeye? Probably beat the Badger wrestlers somewhere along the way.
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Re: Medal of. Freedom to Dan Gable

Postby littleguns » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:42 pm

Dan Gable's college wrestling was as a Cyclone at Iowa State, where he was 118-1. He later became a turncoat (sarcastic humor intended :D ) and coached for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was a household name when I worked at the Waterloo Courier. If I recall correctly, his personal life was marred by tragedy when his sister was murdered.
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Re: Medal of. Freedom to Dan Gable

Postby Coffee » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:12 pm

Thank you, littleguns.
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