Left to right, Medal of Honor w/Crossed Palms, Heroism
Medal, Medal of Honor, Medal of Merit
is a list of lives saved by members of Troop 465. If you have any information
about these deeds of heroism please email the webmaster, webmaster@troop
465.org. Here's a Fact
Sheet about the various Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards, awarded
by the Boy Scouts of America.
Lingefelt Two Lives
attending the Cherokee High School band camp, in Tiger, GA , and being
in charge of the waterfront, he rescued 2 boys from their capsized canoe.
One of the boys went under with Michael several times, but he was successful
in saving both boys.
McClure One Life
his sister ingested poison tablets, he administered first aid. He induced
vomiting, and kept her awake on the way to R. T. Jones Hospital by holding
her head out of the car window. Jerry received no medal, but did receive
the Lewis H. Beck Medal for Lifesaving from the Atlanta Area Council.
Jones One Life
with the Troop on the Etowah River, Louis rescued a boy who had jumped
from a rope swing into the river without his life vest secured. Louie
saved the boy while endangering himself. Louie received the Lewis H.
Beck Medal for Lifesaving from the Atlanta Area Council and the Medal
Of Heroism Award from the National Council.
Smith One Life (1980s)
CPR to a suicide attempt at Georgetown Shopping Center near Perimeter
Wilson One Life
a girl who waded too deep into Lake Allatoona
Williams One Life
in a shopping mall in Atlanta, Wes observed a man in a car slumped over
the steering wheel. Checking on the man, he realized he was unconscious,
and simultaneously gave the man mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and called
911. The man was awake and breathing when medics arrived.
Wheeler One Life
his father severely cut his hand while using a power saw, Buckley stopped
the bleeding and called 911. He received the Medal
of Merit in 2000.
Ballard One Life
was instrumental in getting his father John necessary medical assistance.
Billy received the National
Certificate of Merit.
Absher Two Lives (2010)
and his father came home one night to hear screams and splashing in
the lake behind their house. Two young adults had capsized their canoe
and were flailing helplessly in the icy water. Without hesitation, Will
grabbed his canoe and made his way to the lake while his father drove
around to the other side. Will rowed out and towed the two people to
the opposite shore, where Will and his father helped them get warm while
the paramedics were on their way. When the paramedics arrived, they
credited Will with saving the lives of both people, stating that had
Will arrived even just a few minutes later, both victims would have
perished. Will was awarded the Medal
Of Heroism Award.
Pellegrino One Life (2010)
someone from choking at a Jamboree Troop meeting. Dominick was awarded
Wagner One Life (2015)
CPR to a man who suffered a heart attack at a local restaurant. Nicholas
was awarded the Medal
Mavromatidis and Cannon Thompson One Life (2017)
During Summer Camp
2017, these two Scouts showed an exceptional degree of character well
above that expected of boys of their age and experience. The actions
performed by these two Scouts were instrumental in, possibly, saving
another Scout’s life and getting the Scout the help that he needed.
Because of their thoughtfulness, quick thinking and positive action,
they were awarded the Medal