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Charles R. E. Bowles

Charles R. E. Bowles

...he brought back two bodies - a mother clasping her baby rigidly to her breast....

The star hero of them all - a 17-year-old volunteer diver who explored the hull of the Eastland, where professional divers refused to go, and between morning and dark brought to the surface forty victims - is Charles R. E. Bowles.  "The Human Frog," as he was called by the veterans who marveled at his exploits, worked from morning until dark, and even then would not quit his self-imposed task until, exhausted, he was forcibly placed in Major Funkhouser's automobile and taken from the scene of the tragedy.  Full story

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