Boy Scout Honored For Saving Lives


A local man received the highest life saving award from the Boy Scouts of America recently.

Alex Glass was presented with the honor at a recent practice court of honor at a November round table in Morehead City.

He received the Honor Medal with Cross Palms after rescuing two girls that had been swept to sea by a rip current at Cape Lookout back in May.

The dramatic rescue involved Glass having to tow both of the girls out of harms way. The two young girls, SuAnna and Karrissa Willis were able to attend the ceremony.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    Isn't he a Scout Leader????
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Nov 8, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Isn't he around 40ish??? AND they still do the Boy Scouts thing!!!!!!
  • by LPS Location: ENC on Nov 8, 2009 at 09:48 AM
    Good job Alex. Nice to read some good news for a change. Over 50 years ago I was a Boy Scout. To this day can still resite the Scout Oath and the Scout Laws. The organization helps a young boy to become a better man for the rest of his life. A district judge once stated "Of all the years he had served on the bench he had never had a Eagle Scout stand in front of him".
  • by kane on Nov 8, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    All of this selflessness from a person who supposedly belongs to a right wing, knee jerk, anti gay or whatever organizatioun.
  • by t on Nov 8, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    I'm glad he got recognized instead of pentalized, last summer my brother and I rescued a girl in the current off of Fort Macon in the Inlet, and we got tickets for being in the water!!
  • by JS on Nov 8, 2009 at 02:59 AM
    Go Scouts! We need more of our young men in this organization. Way to go!
  • by Annaleise Location: ENC on Nov 7, 2009 at 10:04 PM
    Outstanding job, Alex!! There are two people alive today because of your selfless efforts. It is so refreshing to hear a positive story about a young person these days. Too often, we are jaded by the reports of gang violence, rogue shooters and others who do not deserve the respect of society. I see wonderful things in your future! You are a good, decent man and you should be so proud of yourself! Best of luck in your future endeavors. If only there were more like you!

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