Fred Swigert

Fred Swigert

...it was his own daughter...

Fred Swigert, a city fireman, worked for three hours lifting bodies from the hold of the Eastland. Then a diver handed him the body of a little girl. Swigert placed the little body on a stretcher and looked closely at the child's features. He gasped and fell unconscious across the body. It was his own daughter.

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