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A tribute to those who proudly represented the USA overseas

By: Scott Burnstein, July 5, 2018, 2:00 pm

(In honor of July 4) Five For Fighting – Burney’s Top 5 Patriotic Former Prepsters

1 Pete Dawkins — The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood grad won the 1958 Heisman Trophy at Army and rose to be a general in the armed forces

2 Jim Abbott – The Flint Central grad and one-handed hurler pitched Team USA to the baseball gold medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics before embarking on a ten-year MLB career

3 Steve Fraser – The Hazel Park grad won gold in Greco Roman Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

4 Spencer Haywood – The Detroit Pershing grad and Basketball Hall of Famer was the youngest member of an American Olympic hoops squad when Team USA won the gold in the 1968 summer games

5 Mike Modano – The Livonia Franklin grad is the NHL’s highest American scorer and won a silver medal for Team USA at the 2002 Winter Olympics