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Lawrence “Lefty” Wilson

A legend in his home state of North Carolina, Wilson lived in Virginia more than 60 years. He received his education from Buie’s Academy in North Carolina and the University of North Carolina, graduating upon his return from the army…

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Lew Worsham

In 1947 Lew Worsham became the First Virginian to ever win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Having begun his career at an early age, Worsham played for Hampton High School on the Crabbers Golf Team from 1933 through 1935. By…

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Albert M. Nemetz

Al Nemetz was born in Prince George, Virginia in 1922.  He played football for Hopewell High School and upon his graduation entered Wake Forest University.  He transferred to West Point, whereby, the legendary football coach at the Military Academy, Earl…

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William Lanier

Willie Edward Lanier was born August 21, 1945, in Clover, Virginia.  He graduated from Maggie Walker High School in 1963 and attended Morgan State University where he received his degree in Business Administration in 1967.   He attended the Executive Program…

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Joseph “Buddy” Lex

Joseph “Buddy” Lex was born February 23, 1926 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was an outstanding high school athlete at Newport News High School, making all-state in basketball and football including all-southern in football. In 1944-45, Lex was in the army…

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William “Pappy” Gooch

William “Pappy” Gooch was a native of Roanoke, Virginia, where he was born in 1895.  Gooch played four sports at Jefferson School for Boys in Charlottesville, Virginia.   He also attended and played for Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia. “Pappy”…

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