Guy Troy

Guy Troy (born March 15, 1923) is an American modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Guy Troy
Guy T. Troy USMA 1946 Yearbook Photo.jpg
Guy Troy in 1946
Personal information
Born (1923-03-15) March 15, 1923 (age 98)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Sport
SportModern pentathlon

Early life and educationEdit

Troy was nominated to the United States Military Academy by Florida Senator Charles O. Andrews. He arrived at the academy in July 1943, graduated in 1946,[2] and was assigned to the armor branch of the US Army.[3]

Military careerEdit

Troy returned to West Point in 1951 as commander of the Pentathlon Training Center where he led the Olympic Modern Pentathlon team and competed in the 1952 Olympics Modern Pentathlon event. His other duties included oversight of the last horses at the West Point Riding Hall.[4] Troy retired from the US Army as a colonel.[5]

Civilian careerEdit

After retiring from the military, Troy began a career in farming where he managed the Woodlot Management Equipment Company that raised and sold corn, soybeans, wheat, and trees. He continued his involvement in modern pentathlon serving as secretary and later president of the US Modern Pentathlon Association, vice president of the International Modern Pentathlon Federation, a member of the board of directors of the US Olympic Committee, and president and founder of the Pan American Modern Pentathlon Confederation.[6]

In 2017, Troy reunited with his pentathlon teammates from the 1952 Olympics, Frederick L. Denman and William "Thad" McArthur. The reunion was held on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington at a pistol range similar to the one used by the team during the 1952 Olympics. According to Troy’s son, Kent, who organized the event, the team was unique in that all were in the US Army and two were graduates from USMA thus representing the last all-military US Olympic pentathlon team from the 1952 Olympics.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Troy has one son, Kent,[7] who also graduated from USMA.[8]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dominique, Bryan Michael (March 14, 2017). "Last All-Military USA Pentathlon Team from 1952 Olympics to Reunite at JBLM". United States Army. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  • "Guy Troy Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  • McWhorter, John C. Jr (1993). United States Military Academy, Class of 1946, A Chronicle of Duty - Honor - Country. Kerrville, Texas: Herring Printing Company. LCCN 93-91386.
  • "Official register of the officers and cadets for the academic year ending 30 June 1946". West Point, New York: United States Military Academy. 1946. Retrieved June 23, 2021.