Medal Urged for Priest

Medal Urged for Priest

Mayor Fred D. Rowe, Brockton, Mass., in a recent letter to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh, Pa., has recommended the award of a medal for heroism to the Rev. Lawrence P. Morrisroe, forty-eight-year-old curate of Saint Patrick’s Church, Brockton, for his bravery in ministering to firemen who were victims of the Strand Theatre fire on March 10. That fire claimed the lives of thirteen Brockton firemen.

Mayor Rowe also mentioned Rev. Morrisroe’s heroism in the Pickwick Club disaster at Boston, July 4, 1925, when several of the occupants were killed when the roof caved in. Father Morrisroe crawled beneath the debris at this accident and administered the last rites to the victims, risking his life in the same manner as he did at the Strand Theatre fire.

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