Carnegie Medal presentation to the family of Dinah Keturia McGee

Carnegie Medal presentation
Volunteer presenter Charles S. Harris presents Dennis McGee with the Carnegie Medal, awarded posthumously to his wife, Dinah Keturia McGee.

Dennis R. McGee, seated, of Greeneville, Tenn., received his late wife’s Carnegie Medal from Charles S. Harris of Ooltewah, Tenn., earlier  in 2017.  Dinah Keturia McGee, 67, died July 10, 2015, in the attempted rescue of her sister from the McGees’ burning home.  A retired nurse, she was the caregiver for her younger sister, who was infirm, and after fleeing the structure to alert help, she re-entered it for her. Both died in the fire.  The McGees were married for 47 years.  Harris is one of the Hero Fund’s volunteer medal presenters and was awarded the medal himself, in 1963, for a water rescue.  Photo by Teresa Harris.  Read more.

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