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West Point cadet helps rescue two stranded in Hudson River

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Luigi59, May 23, 2013.

  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Apr 1, 2007
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    West Point cadet helps rescue two stranded in Hudson River

    Last updated: 12:08 PM - 05/23/13

    Sounds like the Coast Guard Lifesaving Medal is warranted for his actions.

  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

    Nov 25, 2007
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    I'm confused. A cadet swam in cold swift water and then treaded water with two people who were in kayaks, and stayed there until help arrived? Did he actions actually save the two kayakers or did they serve to comfort them? Honestly, if he wasn't in a dry suit or gumbie, I don't know how save that was either. Last think you want if to have someone else in the water go down because it was too cold and swift. Then you have two cold people in boats and two drowned cadets.

    A couple of guys a year ahead of me, while on leave, I believe, jumped off of a major pier to rescue a kid who had been pulled out by a rip tide. They grabbed the kid, and pulled him to safety. Know what they received for it? A Coast Guard Letter of Commendation... the same crummy ribbon I received for working on a blog series. I think they deserved more and I deserved less.

    I would love to know more about this case though. I'm having trouble picturing exactly what happened. Nicely done cadets!
  3. Melitzank

    Melitzank Member

    Sep 11, 2012
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    The West Point FB page said this:


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