Persons in the News

Issue 3 and Volume 113.

Persons in the News Fireman Heads Champion Olympic Hockey Team Jack Kirrane, captain of the champion United States Olympic hockey team, is a member of the Brookline, Mass., Fire Department. Kirrane and his teammates won the Olympic hockey title and one of the three gold medals garnered by the United States, by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4 after trailing 4-3 at the half in the decisive February 28 game. A native of Brookline, Kirrane was captain of the hockey team in his senior year at Brookline High School, and All Scholastic for three years. He has been on two Olympic teams and one United States team which toured Europe in 1958. Kirrane and three of his teammates from the Greater Boston area—Bill and Bob Cleary of Cambridge, and Dick Rodenhiser of Malden—were given a tumultuous welcome when their plane landed at Logan International Airport on February 29. A motorcade which included several…

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