Roy Mikkelsen  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1964

Born:    09/15/1907     Konigsberg, NOR

Died:   10/29/1967         Auburn, CA

Roy Mikkelsen immigrated to the United States in 1924 and soon thereafter joined the Norge Ski Club in Chicago.  As a ski jumper he held national titles in 1933 and 1935 and competed for his adopted country at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games.  He also became a strong alpine skier.

He fought for the famed Norwegian-American 99th Battalion during World War Two under General Paton's command.  

After moving to California he was active in civic affairs, a member of the Auburn Ski Club and one of the prime movers that successfully brought the Olympic Winter Games to Squaw Valley in 1960. 

 

 


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