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Fred Fortune, Jr.

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick Joseph "Fred"•Fortune, Jr.
Used nameFred•Fortune, Jr.
Born1 April 1921 in Lake Placid, New York (USA)
Died20 April 1994 in Burlington, Vermont (USA)
AffiliationsLake Placid BC, Lake Placid (USA)
NOC United States


In addition to bobsledding, Fred Fortune was a fine skier and he served during World War II in the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops, during which time he earned a Bronze Star After the war, he returned to Lake Placid where he won the 1947 North American 2-man title with his Olympic partner, Sky Carron. Fortune’s occupation was as a contractor. He founded and built two towns – North Pole, New York and North Pole, Colorado (on Pikes Peak) – both Santa Claus Childrens Villages.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) USA Fred Fortune, Jr.
Two, Men (Olympic) Sky Carron 3 Bronze
1952 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) USA Fred Fortune, Jr.
Two, Men (Olympic) Hank Whisher 7

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