1996 mar 4 bertolino monument 1

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1996 mar 4 bertolino monument 1 - Dedication to a hero Eddie.Bertolino talks to a...
Dedication to a hero Eddie.Bertolino talks to a gathering of family mem- father, Carmelo Bertolino, was unveiled on the sea- bers on the Seawall just before a monument to his.; wall. (Photo by Marc Pesetsky) Monument honors Charles Bertolino By STEVE MAYO ; The Daily News GALVESTON — Carmelo "Charles" Bertolino was.hanging out around the fishing 1 wharf like he usually did, when he saw a nine-year-old boy drowning. GALVESTON Til never forget that boy," Bertolino's son Eddie said Sunday, during a monument dedication dedication to, his .father. ."Donny Evans was his name. He used to sell newspapers.". Evans was one of at least 500 people saved by Charles BertoHno, a local legend who was born on the island in 1887. While Charles Bertolino saved the boy, in the rescue he lost $28 he had been paid for a week's work at the Graugnard's Bakery at 13th Street and Avenue L. "But the fishermen liked him so much, they used their nets to scoop up all $28," Bertolino said. On Sunday, about 100 people gathered at Bertolino View at 10th Street and Seawall Boulevard to dedicate a monument to the folk hero. . -; ; . At the dedication, Ruby Roberts, who is i' •" .?>• .?>• ' •'- : ; .— ;V See BERTOLINO, 12-A Sisters Ruby Roberts, and Christine Welch embrace after the monument to their father, Carmelo Bertolino, Bertolino, was unveiled on the Seawall Sunday afternoon. afternoon. (Photo by Marc Pesetsky)

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News04 Mar 1996, MonPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)04 Mar 1996, MonPage 1
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