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Every few years, the Olympic Games return to thrill us with pageantry and drama, intense competition, and moving personal stories. Whether celebrating victory or suffering agonizing defeat, Olympians inspire us with their passion and dedication. This memorial site was created to remember athletes, coaches and others with the Olympic spirit who strived to go "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

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Remembering the life, death and legacy of Olympian James Turner Jr.

The sun rose on James Turner, Jr in Philadelphia, PA on August 21, 1936. The sun set on him on September 19, 2016. James’ father was James Turner, Sr. and his mother was Margaret Elizabeth (Williams) Turner. His mom was a housekeeper and his daddy drove an “18 wheeler.” James attended Alexander Wilson elementary school, Shaw Jr. high and graduated from West Philadelphia senior high school in January 1954. Lack of funding prevented James from his...
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