MOODISPAUGH, DERREL E - Meigs County, Ohio | DERREL E MOODISPAUGH - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Riverview - Middleport - Salisbury Twp. Cemetery
Meigs County,

CPL 6003 Area Svc Unit
18 MAY 1930 - 23 JUL 1962
*July 23, 1962 is a day that will live in my memory forever. I was standing by the roadside Highway 684 in Harrisonville across from my home when I saw Mr. Moodispaugh, who was on the top of the pole, swat at something. He worked for the electric company. There was a huge series of sparks. He hung limp in his harness. Somehow I climbed the pole (I still don't know how I did it) and carried him down to the ground. There were several witnesses. His left hand was nothing but bones. I gave him CPR. The Doctor and the Squad arrived from Pomeroy. He was declared. My uncle, Frederick Whaley who was an Executive with the Electric Company learned of what I had done. He and the President of the Electric Company presented me with an Award for getting Mr. Moodispaugh off the pole and trying to save him.
Signed, Bob Gibson

Contributed on 5/31/09 by rungsat
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Record #: 95079

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Submitted: 5/31/09 • Approved: 6/2/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R95079-G0-S3

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