Kenneth L. Slough saved James P. Collinsworth and Darrell D. Duke, and helped to save Bonnie J. Getz from drowning, Fort Supply, Oklahoma, May 9, 1964. While swimming in a reservoir with Darrell, 15, and others, James, 14, got into trouble 150 feet from the bank in water 10 feet deep. He grasped Darrell and tried to climb onto him, forcing him under water briefly. Darrell broke free of James but then got into difficulty himself. Kenneth, 15, schoolboy, who weighed less than either of the boys, swam to James and towed him 125 feet to wadable water, from where he continued to the bank unaided. Meanwhile Bonnie, 15, also had gotten into trouble 25 feet beyond Darrell. Kenneth swam back to Darrell, who was flailing wildly after having been submerged briefly several times, and secured a hold on him. Darrell’s flailing caused him to dip beneath the surface twice, and he continued thrashing as Kenneth towed him to wadable water. Others then took Darrell to the bank. By that time Bonnie’s father had swum to her but was so fatigued that he could not tow her. Kenneth swam to them, took hold of Bonnie, and towed her 150 feet to wadable water. Her father, who had followed, aided Kenneth in taking Bonnie the rest of the way to the bank.
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