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Franklin Wing

Full name: Franklin Fearing Wing, Jr.
Nickname(s): Fuddy
Gender: Male
Born: January 6, 1908 in Camp Jossman, Guimaras, Philippines
Died: July 6, 1994 in Bellevue, Washington, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Franklin Wing graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1930 and then joined the 7th Cavalry, where he played polo and was on the Army equestrian team. He was selected for the 1940 Olympics, which were never held. In World War II he served in the Pacific Theatre, commanding the 1st Cavalry Division’s dismounted 5th Cavalry Regiment, and earning a Silver Star during the liberation of Manila in the Philippines. Wing retired from the Army in 1960, and in 1961 became executive vice-president and treasurer of the US Equestrian Team (USET). In 1965 he stepped down but served on the USET Board of Directors until 1975 and was on their National Advisory Council until 1983.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 40 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual United States USA 4
1948 Summer 40 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team United States USA AC DNF

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F JOF JOT
1948 Summer 40 London Equestrianism United States Democrat Final Standings 4 8.00 4.00 40.1

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1948 Summer 40 London Equestrianism United States USA Democrat Final Standings AC DNF 8.00
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