Charles French swam eight hours in shark waters to save 15 U.S sailors in WWII

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Meet Charles French, He swam eight hours in shark waters to save 15 U.S sailors in WWII

On Sep 5, 1942, US Navy Messman Charles Jackson French successfully swam thru the night for 6 – 8 hours pulling a raft of 15 wounded soldiers w a rope round his waist in shark infested water .He was the 1st Black swimmer to receive the Navy medal of heroism in 1943.

This is Black History. What a hero!

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