Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy

DESCRIPTION: "Over the divide a great cowboy did go, To ride broncs in heaven at the big rodeo. I've watched him ride since I was fifteen, Up till the day he became a marine." Truan's skill is remembered; the poet "bet[s] Fritz got a hundred before they got him."
AUTHOR: Larry Finley
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: cowboy horse soldier death recitation
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1945 - Death of Fritz Truan during the battle for Iwo Jima
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ohrlin-HBT 35, "Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy" (1 text)
NOTES: According to Ohrlin, Truan won sundry world championship events in 1939 and 1940, but joined the Marines during World War II and perished. - RBW
File: Ohr035

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