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Old 01-05-2020, 12:07 PM
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Default Charlie Brown - Olympic Bronze medalist 1964 Tokyo

I have an interest in Cincinnati Boxers. With the Olympic games coming to Tokyo 2020, I noticed Charlie Brown, Bronze medalist 1964 Tokyo, was from Cincinnati, born July 28, 1939. Prior to the Olympics, he boxed in the Pan American Games, where he won silver in 1959 and bronze in 1963 at featherweight. He did not go pro, only boxed for US Marine Corps. Does anyone know anything else about him? Seems to have disappeared after 1964.
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Old 08-19-2021, 02:38 PM
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Default Cincinnati has another Tokyo medalist: Duke Ragan - Silver

Thought I would throw this out there again, being that Cincinnati has another medalist at Tokyo. This time it is Duke Ragan - Silver in Featherweight Boxing. If anyone knows anything about Charlie Brown - Olympic Bronze medalist 1964 Tokyo, please let me know.
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He is a member of the All-Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame. He was inducted as a member of the inaugural class which I believe was 2016. They just had their latest induction August 10. You can try contacting them at usmcboxinghof@gmail.com. I saw a group photo from this years induction and saw one or two people who could have been about his age. I see nothing with a middle initial on him. I no longer have my 1964 US Olympic team media guide which had quite a bit of extra info. There was a Cpl. Charles E. Brown who earned the Navy Cross in 1968 though he was listed as living in Atlanta.
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:58 PM
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Thanks Mike for the response. Shortly after I received your response, I emailed them, but no response. Do you know of a direct contact to anyone there.

I do not see a list of inductees on the site. Do you have a link for them.

Again, thanks.
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Old 08-25-2021, 09:07 PM
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I found the email address in an article from the local paper near Camp Lejeune which is home to that hall of fame. I just did a search of Charlie Brown boxing Olympics USMC or Marines to find several articles on the All Marine Corp Boxing Hall of Fame. One of his 1964 teammates and fellow Marine was Maurice Frilot. Maurice is also in the hall of fame and lives in Denver. His son, Junior of that name, played football at Harvard and was a Golden Helmet Award winner. The son works for Wells Fargo in Denver. Perhaps you can reach out to him and he could contact his father who still lives in Denver. Perhaps they are still in touch, both being devil dogs. Try - Maurice.E.Frilot@wellsfargo.com

FYI - from the 1964 U.S. Olympic media guide. Brown was married and lived at 318 Findlay St., Cincinnati.

A little side story. I was going to a card/autograph show in New Jersey. Joe Frazier was signing so a friend asked me to bring one of those gold faux leather Everlast boxing banners to have him sign. When I got to him I asked him if anyone still called him 'Billy' which is the nickname they have for him in the media guide. He asked me how I knew that as only his family called him that. He was so impressed that he signed my friends banner 'Joe Frazier Billy Smokin Joe'. Probably the only one there is where he signed that nickname.
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I imagine he's on this PC of the 1964 team (w/Frazier):

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