Life Saving medal

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The Congressional Life Saving Medal (in gold and silver) was authorized by an Act of Congress on June 20, 1874 to be bestowed to a U.S Citizen who rescues or attempts the rescue of any person from drowning, shipwreck or other peril of the water, or to the rescuer of a U.S. citizen.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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