Feb 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) attended the Lifesaving Ceremony at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in Carteret County.  The ceremony, postponed from November, honored the members of the Lookout Lifesaving Station for their bravery in rescuing the crew of the Sarah D.J. Rawson on a cold night in 1905.  All members earned a gold lifesaving medal for their heroism.

Over time, the gold medals were lost, and Congressman Jones worked with the United States Coast Guard to reissue those medals. This weekend, the medals were placed in the museum at Cape Lookout in remembrance of those who saved the lives of shipwrecked marines and passengers.

“These brave men will be honored in perpetuity by the display of gold medals in the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum,” said Congressman Jones. “Their bravery in rescuing the Sarah D. J. Rawson must never be forgotten. Thank you to the United States Coast Guard for their efforts in providing replacement medals to the surviving families of the crew.”

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