Skip to comments.U.S. Marines and Sailors who have won medals in the Olympics
Posted on 08/09/2012 1:43:05 PM PDT by Saint X
A list of super patriots - Marines and sailors who served their country AND won medals at the Olympics
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The accompanying report, about 10 people you never knew were Marines, is also interesting. But James Carville? I’m surprised the Corps accepted ole scrotum head.
I heard that George Patton should have won the gold medal in the pentathalon. In the shooting competition all of his bullets hit near the bulls eye. The judges ruled that one of his shots missed the target entirely. He probably put two bullets into the exact same hole. Because of this he came in fifth instead of winning the gold medal.
I wish they still had rope climbing as an event.
How could they have missed VADM Willis Lee, victor at the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal? 7 medals (5 gold, 1 silver, and one bronze)in the 1920 Olympics, all in team shooting events.