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Patton with Dean Cromwell in 1948.

Melvin Emery "Mel" Patton (November 16, 1924 – May 9, 2014), nicknamed "World's Fastest Human" and "Pell Mell", was an American track and field athlete. He won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Patton died from cancer and diabetes issues on May 9, 2014 in Fallbrook, California, aged 89.


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