Leroy O. Goodenough died helping to save David W. Green from drowning, Unionvale, Oregon, September 1, 1974. While wading in the Willamette River, David, 10, got into deep water and called for help as he struggled to stay afloat. Goodenough, 30, farm laborer entered the water fully clothed and swam to David, who struggled with him. They went under briefly twice, David’s father then swam to them and tried to tow both to the bank but lost his hold on Goodenough, who sank and drowned. The father reached the bank safely with David.
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