Malcolm L. Danner, 16, schoolboy, helped to save Mary Jane Godfrey from drowning, Folly Beach, South Carolina, September 15, 1950. (See case of EDWARD B. MITCHELL.) 42097-3689
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Malcolm Lewis Danner, 76, died at his home on James Island in South Carolina on Aug. 30, 2010. He was born in Golden Meadow, La., the son of John Myles Danner and Sue Lynn Carroll Danner, on Aug. 9, 1934.
Moving to Charleston and Folly Beach in South Carolina at a young age, Danner learned and loved to fish and hunt in the surrounding areas. His passion for the outdoors made him a proponent of maintaining a healthy ecosystem so that plant and animal life may flourish.
Danner and a childhood friend, Edward B. Mitchell, received the Carnegie Medal for heroism after saving the life of a young Navy wife who was drowning in the Atlantic Ocean. He used the prize money to finish his major in English at the College of Charleston, where he graduated in 1956.
He served in the U.S. Navy on active duty, as well as the Naval Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant commander. For 30 years, he worked as a lab technician for Exxon Corporation in South Carolina and Florida.
(Edited from an obituary provided by a family member.)