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 - CARNEGIE MEDALS TO MICH. MEN Commission ed 14...
CARNEGIE MEDALS TO MICH. MEN Commission ed 14 Heroism Medals Yesterday PITTSBURGH. Jan. 24.—(UP)—I Two Michigan men. one of them who died in saving a drowning fe'- low-laborer, were cited for heroism today commission which met in its 31st annual session lo award bronze _ ,t- «-,,^rf by the Carnegie hero fund medals and cash benefits to fourteen heroe.s. Walter T. Madigan, 19, Sault Sir. Marie, who perished in Pen- dill's Bay, Lake Superior, and Paul G. Frederick. 26, Detroit, who repeatedly risked his life in an effort to save Madigan, were nam- ed for bronze medals. Madigan and into the bay to Frederick dived help W. Clayton Graham in distress 400 feet from shore Madigan reached him first and told Graham to grasp his shoulders from behind. In this po- sition, with Graham kicking his feet, Madigan swam 100 feet tow- ard shore, then weakened. Waves repeatedly submerged the two while., Frederick swam alongside, Graham immediately released his hold when M'adlgan said he was too heavy for him to support longer. Frederick then took hold of Graham's head and swam to .shal'ow water. Mndlgan tried to, swim shoreward but failed to make progress. • FaUier Gets Medal Frederick plunged back to, aid him. He towed Madigan to within a few feet of wadable water, then had Madigan grasp a stick which had been thrown from shore, Holding to a rope tied to the stick Frederick towed him ten feet nearer .safety when Madigan lost, his hold and went beneath the waves. Frederick dived and brot Madigan to the .surface, but almost immediately, Madigan lost his hold, sank, and was drowned. Frederick, by this time was too weak to dive again. He floated several minutes, and weak.'y pad- died himself to wadable water. The medal awarded for Madi- gasi's heroism was sent to his father, John Madigan. 729 Maple street, Sault Ste. Marie.

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  1. Marshall Evening Chronicle,
  2. 24 Jan 1935, Thu,
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