Smith Point Sea Rescue team presented SAR Life Saving medals

KILMARNOCK—The Richard Henry Lee (RHL) Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) met Tuesday, September 17, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club (ICYCC).

President Jim Russell presented the SAR Life Saving medal to each member of the Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) team for their heroic actions that saved two men, after dark, under treacherous conditions, in the early morning of July 30, 2019, a few miles North of Smith Point Light.

The rescue story was published in the August 8 issue of The Rappahannock Record in a story captioned “Smith Point Sea Rescue Performs ‘miracle’ mission.” All four members of the rescue team, Buddy Sylvia, Mike Romey, Steve Bowen and Robert Gwaltney, were present at the meeting…..