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Memorial Day 2019

posted May 27, 2019, 7:37 PM by Wrestling Scout
On this Memorial Day, I'd like to take a moment to recognize those who served their country and are no longer with us. I don't know of any wrestlers who lost their lives while serving, but some had incredible tales from their time in service to our country. I also understand the listings below are surely incomplete (and recognize only those who are no longer with us).

Please e-mail me (wrestlingscout @ gmail.com) if you know of names that I should add.
Doc Sarpolis served in both World Wars

Served during the Civil War
Sgt. George W. Flagg
Col. James H. McLaughlin
William Muldoon

Served during the Spanish-American War
Fred Beell

Served during World War I
Earl Caddock
Steve "Crusher" Casey
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
Joe Malcewicz 
Gus Sonnenberg
Joe Stecher
Jack Taylor
Wladek Zbyszko

Served during both World Wars
Doc Sarpolis**
Man Mountain Dean

Served during World War II
Capt. Lou Albano
The Sheik
Ruffy Silverstein
Al Smith (Ivan Gorky)
Gus Sonnenburg
Lou Thesz
Tosh Togo (Harold "Oddjob" Sakata)
Ray Villmer (The Mighty Yankee)
Karl Von Hess
Kurt Von Poppenheim
Frederich Von Schacht
Lester Welch
Yukon Eric
Frank Zela (Boris Volkoff)

Served during Korea
Bill Bowman (Bill Sky)
Moose Cholak
Al Greene
Killer Karl Kox
Rip Hawk

Served during Vietnam
Bobby Jaggers
Buck Robley
Ron Starr

Served in Peacetime
Ox Baker
Tor Kamata