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In 1914 U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain Walter Hines Page's secretary, a rich young athlete named Harold Fowler, resigned to go to War as a flyer. By the Armistice, Col. Harold Fowler had been wounded four times, shot down seven times, decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal. He celebrated by flying his plane under the Arc de Triomphe. Next time Harold Fowler popped into the news was in 1927 when he became the first U. S. citizen to ride in the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree. He was thrown twice. Next year...

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