Athletic Hall of Fame

Oswald Gaynier

Oswald Gaynier

Sport(s): Track

Induction Class: 1993

Outstanding trackman and also competed in boxing while attending Eastern... Won the state of Michigan pole vault title in 1939... Also won several boxing titles while a student... After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy... Awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism and meritorious devotion to duty as a pilot of a Navy plane in action in World War II... Killed in action in 1943 after his plane was shot down.

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