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.

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Carol Coletta Charmeal Neely Alexander Jim Strickland Leroy Hidinger Tom Lee
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

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


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