Kenneth W. Daniels, 25, professional diver, helped to save James E. Darby from drowning, Burrwood, Louisiana, August 14, 1960. (See case of LEON A. WILLIAMS.)
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Kenneth Wayne Daniels, Sr., 81, of Atlantic, N.C., died on March 29, 2016. He was born on Feb. 25, 1935.
In July 1961, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awarded him the Carnegie Medal for his participation with another man to save a man from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico at Burrwood, La., on Aug. 14, 1960. Daniels was working as a professional diver at the time of the heroic act.
He was married to Shirley Daniels.
Daniels was buried at Atlantic Community Cemetery in Atlantic, N.C.
(Edited from an obituary published on the website for Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, N.C.)