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1/8/11 11:04 PM
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JudoDave
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Okay this is number two for me and it is doubly as sad.

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George Harris
Member of the 1964 Olympic Judo Team
January 15, 1933 to January 7, 2011

He was a hero, mentor, roll model to many, and a leader that opened doors for many others. I thank George for everything you did and accomplished within the sport of Judo. Keep George and his family in your thoughts.

Harris was born in Kittrell, North Carolina. He was a boxer early on and didn’t venture into judo until he was about 21 in the military, he said in a video interview recorded at Jack Krystek’s School of Judo in Ozone Park, New York. Click to see the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiFCxtIIwjk

Harris ascended some of the highest podiums on the world stage in addition to competing in the Olympics. He twice medaled gold at the Pan American Games. He was a four-time national champion and took the Air Force championship six times. In the Air Force, he taught hand-to-hand combat to military police.
1/8/11 11:08 PM
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RIP


He and my coach were pretty good friends. I met him at a tournament a years ago, super nice guy.
1/9/11 3:25 AM
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GH was a great guy. I went to several camps and clinics hosted by him... Great man. plain and simple. I hope his family is able to move on and remember him with fondness in due time.

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