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Milford's Huey adds Delaware Sports Hall of Fame to distinguished service

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Multi-sport athlete Alvin Huey stood out for Milford High School in the 1950s, then went on to serve his country with equal distinction. Decorated for his military service, Huey will be inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame on May 15 for his athletic accomplishments.

Huey earned 12 varsity letters at Milford in football, basketball and baseball, and he was named the school’s top athlete as a senior in 1956. An offensive end and defensive back, he started at end for the Gold team in the inaugural Blue-Gold Game.

In basketball, Huey averaged just under 18 points per game as a senior and was a second-team all-state selection. As a junior track athlete, Huey set a state record in the half-mile with a time of 2:02, pulling off a stunning upset of Vic Zwolak, a 1976 Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inductee.

At the University of Delaware, he was a two-year starter in football and won three letters in track. He was the captain of the 1960 Blue Hens track team and set a UD indoor record in the 440-yard dash.

After graduating, Huey enlisted in the Marine Corps and earned his pilot’s wings. Back on the ground, he averaged almost five yards per carry for the Pensacola Naval Air Station Flight School’s football team. He served two combat tours in Vietman, flying 398 combat missions. He retired as a brigadier general in 1990.

He was inducted into the Milford High School Hall of Fame in 2008.

The banquet will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Tickets area available by emailing Sue Holloway at sueholloway@comcast.net or calling (302) 992-0550. Tickets are $60 each, and the deadline to order is May 7. Checks can be made payable to DSMHOF and mailed to Sue Holloway, 3 Blackberry Lane, Wilmington, DE 19807. Credit cards are also accepted by calling Holloway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a social hour, with dinner beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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