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Wally Triplett

Wally Triplett (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Wally Triplett (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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November 13, 2018 "May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Triplett family and friends at this difficult time." - CF
November 13, 2018 "He was my hero!. i was only 9 years old when Wally triplett played RUNNING Back for Cheltenham High. On Friday afternoons I would hear the band playing and rush over to the football field to watch this star player.

HE PLAYED CLEAN, HARD AND ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR THE LITTLE KIDS WHO CAME OUT TO SEE HIM PLAY. HE WAS APPROACHABLE AND FRIEND;Y. WE WILL INDEED MISSS YOU WALLY TRIPLETT." - morris wolff (THE VILLAGES, FL 32162, FL)
November 13, 2018 "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow." - (OH)
November 13, 2018 "Thank you Mr.Triplett for your service and your legacy in the sporting arena that knocked down barriers for us all in every arena. Never know sometimes who has opened doors. Glad you were one of our heroes." - LBS (Ladson, SC)
November 12, 2018 "I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Triplett broke through racial barriers at great cost to himself physically. How we look forward to the day when racial hatred and bias will no longer be in the hearts of humankind (Acts 10:34,35). You are in our thoughts and prayers." - Rae
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