Joseph Smith (bobsleigh)
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Joseph Smith (December 20, 1925 - March 28, 1983) was an American bobsledder who competed in the 1950s. He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the 1953 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Smith or "Colonel Joe" worked with the USO as Chief of the Armed Forces Entertainment Office. He traveled with many of the celebrities who performed for the USO including Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Nabors, Raquel Welch, among many others.
Joseph Smith was offered the position of the Director of Entrainment for the Disney Corporation, which he promptly turned down, as well as turning down a multimillion-dollar deal for the writing of his personal memoirs.
Smith died in 1983 due to a massive heart attack.
- Bobsleigh four-man world championship medalists since 1930 archived webpage
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