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George Calnan

Born: Jan 18, 1900

Death: Apr 4, 1933

Nationality: United States

George Calnan

Date of Birth : Jan 18, 1900
Date of Death : Apr 4, 1933

George Charles Calnan was a United States Navy officer who also competed for the United States as a fencer. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he earned three bronze medals A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Calnan did not start fencing until he was a student at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. By the time he was a senior, he was captain of the Navy's fencing team. Two years later, Calnan competed for the US at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris where he finished tied for fifth in the team epee competition. Calnan took the Olympic Oath at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Calnan was among the 73 fatalities of the USS Akron crash in 1933. He had a lieutenant's rank at the time of the crash. He was posthumously inducted in the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 1963, among the first inductees.

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