Fillingham wearing his Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen.

75-year-old man awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen, Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Edward Fillingham, a 75-year-old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease, didn’t have a plan when he sprung into action on a chilly day in April 2009 and […]