Claus O. Gerson
Gerson played on the United States field hockey team at the 1948 London Olympic Games. The American team lost all three of their matches in the preliminary round (2-0 to Afghanistan, 3-1 to Switzerland, and 11-0 to Great Britain), and were eliminated One of Gerson's teammates was goalie John Slade. The U.S. has never won a field hockey game in Olympic history.
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