WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- John Trainor of Germantown, Tenn., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. He is a 1965 alumnus of the college.
Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.
A member of the Green Terror football team, Trainor lettered all four years. He was a member of the Mason-Dixon (1961, 1962 and 1963) and Middle-Atlantic (1962 and 1963) Conference Championship football teams. He was named Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1964 and 1965, and earned a Little All-American honorable mention in 1965 for his performance as linebacker.
After graduation, he attended naval flight school where he played a full college schedule with the Pensacola Goshawks. During his service as a Marine Corps Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War, he flew more than 800 medevac missions and was awarded 40 Air Medals and a Distinguished Flying Cross. His squadron was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He spent his vacations as an assistant football coach at Rhodes College in 1975 and 1976.
A retired FedEx pilot with 31 years flying all over the world, he and his wife, Margaret, served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis.
For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.
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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.