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Ex-US bobsled champ Morgan, 90, dies

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP)

Forrest ''Dew Drop'' Morgan, a national bobsled champion and former manager of the U.S. Olympic team, has died.

His family said Monday that Morgan died Saturday at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. He was 90.

Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., in 1922, Morgan attended the bobsled races at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, getting a ride on the shoulders of American gold medalist Billy Fiske, and was hooked.

After serving as a bombardier in World War II and the Korean War, Morgan started sliding actively in the 1950s and won the national championship as a brakeman in 1959 with neighbor Tuffy Latour.

Morgan never made the Winter Olympics as a competitor, though he was in the running for the 1960 team when it was decided there would be no bobsled competition in Squaw Valley.

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