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Julia Jones Pugliese

Julia Jones Pugliese (Fencing.  Born, New York, NY, May 9, 1908; died, New York, NY, Mar. 6, 1993.)  It may be that Julia Jones-Pugliese was destined to be a fencer. If not, destiny took a real beating.  After taking up the sport in 1927, she became one of the leading American women fencers and coaches.  […]

Albertson Post

Albertson Post (Fencing.  Born, New York, NY, 1866; died, New York, NY, Jan. 23, 1938.)  One of the most versatile fencers in American history, Albertson Van Zo Post was a member of the New York Fencers Club who excelled in all three weapons.  He was the national foil champion in 1895 and the national epee […]

Willie Pep

Willie Pep (Boxing.  Born, Middletown, CT, Sept. 19, 1922; died, Rocky Hill, CT, Nov. 23, 2006.)  Born Guglielmo Papaleo, Willie Pep became one of the finest fighters in the featherweight class and among the best ever at any weight.  Pep turned pro in 1940 and won his first 63 fights.  In a career that stretched […]

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