John N. Aramino died saving Louis P. Brady III from being killed by a train, Le Roy, New York, May 30, 1961. Louis, 10, followed Aramino, 18, schoolboy, and another youth onto a railroad bridge and about midway between the ends stood watching them as they fired rifles at a can floating in the shallow creek 45 feet below. All three stood at the open vertical side of the bridge near the track on which a train was approaching. When the train was 300 feet from the bridge, the engineer saw them and sounded the whistle. The other youth ran to safety at the opposite side of the bridge. Aramino shouted to Louis, who did not comprehend the warning. Aramino then turned, stepping briefly onto the track on which the train was approaching, and lunged at Louis, grasping him by the shoulders. Louis fell face downward on the gravel ballast, which extended to the open side of the bridge. Aramino also fell to a prone position with his head resting on Louis as the train passed at undiminished speed and stopped beyond them. Louis was removed from beneath Aramino, who had died instantly from being struck by a projection of the train.
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