Louisiana teen posthumously awarded medal of heroism
GRAY - Layne Gravois, a teenager who drowned while saving a young boy from a rip current in 2021, was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal of extreme heroism.
Gravois was on a trip with two students from Nicholls State University at Miramar beach when the three boys saw a small child trapped in the rip current. While taking part in a massive communal rescue, Gravois drowned, but was able to save the younger boy.
He was a junior honors student at LSU studying electrical engineering.
Another man who died in the same rescue effort that day, Kim McGrady of Georgia, was also posthumously awarded the medal.
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