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Marine Corps Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Announced


Release Date: 8/17/2011

MCB QUANTICO, VA - The Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, LtGen. Robert E. Milstead Jr., will host the 2011 United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony here at the Clubs at Quantico, August 26, 2011 at 11 a.m.
LtGen. Milstead will induct LtCol. William McMillan, David Earnest Tork, John Hayden Fry and 1stLt. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lummus, Jr. in a luncheon ceremony that will celebrate their military and athletic achievements.
McMillan, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam is a storied shooter of Marine Corps lore who participated in six Olympic competitions, winning the gold and carrying the flag for the U.S. Olympic team in 1960. Tork, a former Marine Captain, broke the World Outdoor Pole Vault Record in 1962. Fry, a former Marine Captain, had a lengthy and distinguished career in collegiate football, to include coaching at Southern Methodist University, the University of North Texas and more than 20 years as coach of the Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa. Lummus, a former collegiate All-American in baseball and football, and a professional football player, was recruited to play for the NY Giants and left professional football after the attacks on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Lummus was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat at Iwo Jima.   
The United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame honors former Marines who have excelled both on and off the athletic playing field.  Established in 2001, Hall of Fame inductees will be enshrined in the National Museum of the Marine Corps at the Heritage Center near Quantico, Virginia.
Thirty-seven former Marines have been selected for the Hall of Fame since it was founded in 2001. Past inductees include baseball legend Ted Williams, Olympic great Robert B. Mathias, International Boxing Hall of Fame member Ken Norton, and golf legend Lee Trevino. 
Also to be honored at the induction ceremony will be numerous Marine champion athletes to include the 2010 Marine Corps Male and Female athletes of the year.
For more information about the Marine Corps Sports Hall or the Marine Corps Athlete’s of the Year, please contact Mr. Charlie Rose, HQMC Semper Fit, 703-784-0727, or email: rosec@usmc-mccs.org.

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