“Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy”


"Over the divide a great cowboy did go, To ride broncs in heaven at the big rodeo. I've watched him ride since I was fifteen, Up till the day he became a marine." Truan's skill is remembered; the poet "bet[s] Fritz got a hundred before they got him."


According to Ohrlin, Truan won sundry world championship events in 1939 and 1940, but joined the Marines during World War II and perished. - RBW

Historical references

  • 1945 - Death of Fritz Truan during the battle for Iwo Jima


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 35, "Fritz Truan, a Great Cowboy" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr035


Author: Larry Finley
Earliest date: 1973