Honoring those who lost their lives while saving others
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Sacramento Union story, May 1867. Via California Digital Newspaper Collection.
Honor and support a dignified memorial on Manomet Point for the heroes of the 1928 Robert E. Lee shipwreck rescue, including the three Coast Guardsmen who perished.
Another heroic effort involving the Robert E. Lee grounding was that done by the ship’s wireless operator, Maurice D. Holland.
Holland’s nimble fingers dashed off distress signals that were quickly relayed to the Coast Guard as the ship was taking on water and its generators and engines swamped.
Holland a month later was honored for his efforts. We have a photo of that award. Read full story.