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SAUNDERS, Frank. (Dubuque, IA- ). Athlete/ Model. Saunders became one of the nation's most recognized models through his major account, Kreml Hair Cream.

Known locally as "Frankie," Saunders was also a well-known CYO amateur boxer. The Columbia Academy rifle team, of which he was a member, was so successful it once competed for the Hearst Cup in the Camp Perry National Rifle Competition held in Booneville, Missouri. A bomber pilot during World War II, Saunders was shot down and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans.