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U.S. Coast Guard Awards


Jefferson M. Brown

Awarded 17 October 1899


On 22 November 1896 Jefferson M. Brown, keeper of the Point Arena (CA) light station, along with Sam Miller and Lazar Poznanovich demonstrated his heroic daring in attempting to rescue the crew of the wrecked steamer San Benito. Three times he went out with Miller and Poznanovich in an unseaworthy boat, only to be hurled back by the force of the seas. For their actions each was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal.


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