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Fred Hird

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrederick Sylvester "Fred"•Hird
Used nameFred•Hird
Born6 December 1879 in New Diggings, Wisconsin (USA)
Died27 September 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa (USA)
Measurements182 cm
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

In his youth, Fred Hird was a top athlete, playing semi-pro baseball and boxing professionally In 1900 he joined the Iowa National Guard as a private, and rose through the army ranks until he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1943. He was a veteran of the Mexican border campaign of 1914 and the first World War. From 1928 until 1936 he served two terms as U.S. marshall for southern Iowa and later served as a special agent for the Iowa attorney general’s office.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Fred Hird
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 38
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 28
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) 26
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Fred Hird
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) AC