He loved hard
Calindo C. Fletcher, Jr., played football for Buckhorn High School, New Market, Ala., and it was on the same football field that his family was presented his Carnegie Medal, awarded posthumously, before a game in September 2016. Fletcher, then of Huntsville, Ala., died at age 20 on July 4, 2015, while attempting to save a man from drowning in a lake in Athens, Ala. Receiving the medal were his parents, Calindo, Sr., and Tracilla Fletcher, and sisters Khadesia, center, and Ka’Daysha. The presentation was made by 1963 medal awardee Charles S. Harris, right, of Ooltewah, Tenn. Fletcher “loved and he loved hard,” his mother said. Photo by Teresa Harris.