From the Banner-Herald:

The other day Claude Felton, Georgia's director of sports information, asked me who was the Bulldogs' oldest living athlete.

"Fred Birchmore," I quickly answered. "He's nearly 96, born Nov. 29, 1911 on Dougherty Street just a block from the First Methodist Church where he grew up and still directs the singing in his Sunday school group."


He named his bike "Bucephelus" for Alexander the Great's famous war horse. "Bucephelus," the bike, has long been in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. When I visited there in 1941, it was standing next to Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis."

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