Tom Lee’s story remembered 94 years after river rescue

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 13, 2019 11:53 PM CT

The hero who rescued 32 people on the Mississippi River south of Memphis in 1925 has a simple story but a complex legacy. It includes descendants dedicated to making sure he is remembered and connections to those he rescued as well as those rescued by others.


Carol Coletta Charmeal Neely Alexander Jim Strickland Leroy Hidinger Tom Lee

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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