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Hank Frierson

Full name: Andrew Allison “Hank” Frierson
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1902 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 24, 1982 in El Paso, Texas, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Equestrianism

Biography

Hank Frierson was a career military officer who graduated from West Point in 1924. Frierson’s grandfather, J. W. S. Frierson, was a cavalry colonel in the Confederate States of America. Frierson also joined the cavalry after college, serving in the 8th Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Texas. In addition to show jumping he played polo and trained his own polo ponies and jumpers.

Frierson eventually became a colonel. He retired with a disability in 1949 shortly after the 1948 London Olympics. During his combat service with the 11th Cavalry Group, which he commanded, Frierson was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal for valor as well as the Croix de Guerre with Palm

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 46 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1948 Summer 46 London Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team United States USA AC DNF

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 46 London Equestrianism United States Rascal Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1948 Summer 46 London Equestrianism United States USA Rascal Final Standings AC DNF DNF
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