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A shining example of the spirit of heroism - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 24, 2014

A shining example of the spirit of heroism

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00 am

By 3 p.m. there was 4-5 feet of water in the lower lying areas of Galveston. By 3:30 p.m. a report reached the cutter Galveston describing scenes of devastation and death. 

Charles S. Root, second assistant engineer, United States Revenue Cutter Service, volunteered to take a group to shore in a rowboat. Eight members of the crew stepped forward to help.

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