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Carmody an honorable fighter in every sense

Army boxer Bob Carmody honored America in the ring by winning a medal and on the battlefield by sacrificing his life, Mark Chalifoux writes.

Originally Published: May 26, 2006
By Mark Chalifoux | Special to ESPN.com

To most people, Robert Carmody is just another name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Boxing aficionados or Olympic enthusiasts may recognize him as the only known U.S. Olympic boxer to win a medal and be killed in combat.

To those that knew him, Bob was much more. He was an elite Army boxer, a "fun-loving guy," the man who talked Joe Frazier out of an early retirement, a devoted husband, a playful invader of small German villages, a dedicated coach and a man of honor.

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