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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 Harry Petersen

Harry W. Petersen Ballston Spa Harry W. Petersen, 72, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on April 5, 1943, he was the son of Harry and Evelyn Petersen. He received a bachelor degree from the University of New Hampshire. Harry proudly served in the US Navy for 26 years, retiring as Senior Chief on May 31, 1992. While in the Navy he was a driver on the US Navy Bobsled team competing throughout Europe and at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. After his...
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