Jason Todd Parker died helping attempt to save Darrelle N. Gauthier from suffocation, Yorktown, Virginia, September 5, 1996. While working in a below-deck holding tank at a naval station, Gauthier, 42, was overcome when liquid sewage began to enter the tank. He had shouted, attracting the attention of co-workers outside the tank. After two of the co-workers entered the tank in rescue attempts but were also overcome, Parker, 23, maintenance worker, immediately entered. He too was overcome. Rescue workers removed all four men, but none of them could be revived. They had drowned.
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