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    1960 Team USA

    Hey guys, I'm starting a 1960 Team USA project, and just wanted to see if there was any recent successes with these guys:
    Jack Kirrane
    Paul Johnson
    Gene Grazia
    Dick Rodenheiser
    Dick Meredith
    Bill Christian
    Bob McVey
    Lawrence Palmer
    Bill Cleary
    Bob Cleary

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    Jack Kirrane (Untested)
    3 Country Rd
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2912

    Paul Johnson (Untested)
    6373 296th St E
    Cannon Falls, MN 55424-1309

    Gene Grazia (Untested)
    2344 NE 12 Th St
    Pompano Beach, FL 33062

    Dick Rodenheiser (Untested)
    186 State St
    Framingham, MA 01702-2462

    Dick Meredith (Success 2009)
    6520 Ridgeview Dr.
    Edina, MN. 55439

    Bill Christian (Untested)
    508 Carrol Street North West
    Warroad, MN 56763-2101

    Bob McVey (Untested)
    3333 Ne 34 Th St 1522
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Lawrence Palmer (Untested)
    32511 Meadow Branch Dr
    Laurel, DE 19956

    Bill Cleary (Success April 2013)
    27 Kingswood Rd.
    Auburndale, MA. 02466

    Bob Cleary (Untested)
    680 South Ave.
    #8
    Weston, MA. 02493

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    Druce,

    Keep us posted on how this projects progresses!

    Nixox

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    Thanks,
    I'll try sending letters to these addresses to see if the guys will sign, and I'll make sure to post all of my successes. Thanks guys!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by jtyson13 View Post
    Jack Kirrane (Untested)
    3 Country Rd
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2912

    Paul Johnson (Untested)
    6373 296th St E
    Cannon Falls, MN 55424-1309

    Gene Grazia (Untested)
    2344 NE 12 Th St
    Pompano Beach, FL 33062

    Dick Rodenheiser (Untested)
    186 State St
    Framingham, MA 01702-2462

    Dick Meredith (Success 2009)
    6520 Ridgeview Dr.
    Edina, MN. 55439

    Bill Christian (Untested)
    508 Carrol Street North West
    Warroad, MN 56763-2101

    Bob McVey (Untested)
    3333 Ne 34 Th St 1522
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Lawrence Palmer (Untested)
    32511 Meadow Branch Dr
    Laurel, DE 19956

    Bill Cleary (Success April 2013)
    27 Kingswood Rd.
    Auburndale, MA. 02466

    Bob Cleary (Untested)
    680 South Ave.
    #8
    Weston, MA. 02493

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    The Bill Cleary address is a good address.

    I received back yesterday a personalized a puck to my son and "hopefully future Olympian", an autographed B&W picture of his team USA days as well as a very nice handwritten letter encouraging my son's attendance to Harvard. Returns like these solidify my thoughts that hockey players are the most gracious of the major sports players. 1960 team USA hockey gold medal winner at Squaw Valley!

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    Thanks for the update. How long did it take, out of wonder?

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    About eight days.

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    Did a quick bit of research here.
    Seems not a single one of these guys played any in the NHL.
    Looked up rest of living team members as well and no NHLers.
    Isn't that something.
    The 1980 US team had abunch go on to the NHL.
    Nowaday all US (and Canadian) olympic players ARE NHLers.

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    Thanks. I sent a team pic out to Weldon Olson last week, and sent LORs to John Mayasich and Jack McCartan. I'll send some LORs out to some of these untested addresses this week, and keep you guys posted with how I'm doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by USMCNixox View Post
    About eight days.

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    I got my first return back from Weldy Olson. What an awesome guy! I sent him a 1956 team photo, as well as a 1960 photo. It turns out, the 60 photo I sent him was the prelim roster. He took the time to ID who was in the photo, as well as who they were eventually replaced with. He also wrote a nice note about the 56 photo, and included a signed 60 team photo that included the roster from the Olympics. Along with that, he added a couple of personal pics from his playing days, and wrote a long note complementing the pics that I had found. He asked me to write him back with the info on where he could find these photos, so I'm planning on sending him a DVD with copies of those two pics, and some other US Olympic photos I have. This was one of the great returns I've ever had, a true gentleman.
    That being said, I'm looking for a few more leads if anyone can help out:
    Bob Dupuis
    Larry Alm
    Harry Batchelder
    These are the three players that I believe may still be alive, and were on my prelim photo, but didn't make the team.

    I sent my photos out to Bill Cleary, and sent LORs to Kirrane, Johnson, Grazia of Rodenheiser. I'll keep you guys posted.
    Last edited by druce26; June 29th, 2013 at 07:35 PM.

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    Also, If anyone is interested in the pics I have, drop me a line and I'll email them to you.

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    Awesome reply. :)

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