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Red Wings' announcer Budd Lynch dies

Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM

DETROIT, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Longtime Detroit Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at age 95, the team announced Tuesday.

Lynch, who was injured in the Canadian Army's D-Day invasion of France and was awarded the Hockey Hall of Fame's Foster Hewitt Award in 1985, had a long career as the Red Wings' radio and television voice, including broadcasting Detroit's first televised hockey game in 1949, before working in the team's publicity office.

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He retired in 1982 and unretired after a two-week vacation to work as the public address announcer at Red Wings' home games, the Detroit News reported Tuesday.

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