More honors for George Freeth, 1911.

TOWN NAMED AFTER THAT HAWAIIAN

George Freeth of Honolulu nei is the Hawaiian youth who holds six gold medals [the sixth gold medal], an award from the Congress of America for his fearless rescuing of lives, witnessed at Venice, California, and at the seaside of the Atlantic Ocean, while he was away from home several years ago; there was an announcement aboard the Steamship Sierra last Friday. It said that the Japanese changed the name of their little town in which they live, close to Port Los Angeles, to “Freeth Town”. There was a gift given by the Japanese showing their esteem for this youth for his fearless rescue of some of their kinsmen caught in a terrible storm there some time ago. Continue reading

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George Freeth Congressional Gold Medal recipient? 1910.

FREETH IN ‘FRISCO.

SAN FRANCISCO, September, 18.—Among the arrivals at the Stewart last evening was George Freeth, the young Honolulu man who attained fame a few months ago at Venice, Cal., by saving the lives of seven Japanese fisherman who were in dire straits. Continue reading