Fireman Rowing Champion Joins Navy Air Cadets

Issue 11 and Volume 95.

Fireman Rowing Champion Joins Navy Air Cadets The nation’s No. 1 single sculls rowing champion—Fireman Joseph Angyal, Engine Co. 8, New York Fire Department, is now in training as a U. S. Navy Air Corps cadet at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill. He became national rowing champion last July on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. This is the second time in twenty-six years that the national single sculls championship is held by a New York Fireman. Thomas Rooney of the fireboat James Duane captured the same title at Duluth in 1916. Angyal and Rooney are not only fellow fire fighters, but club mates—the Ravenswood Boat Club on Flushing Bay, New York. The son of Hungarian immigrants, “Little Joe” is sure he’ll get his Navy wings—his name in Hungarian means angel. He has captured first place in fifty-five of seventy-two races rowed in four years. Fireman Angyal is…

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