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Hero crew member in fatal capsize honored

The safety officer heralded as a hero for giving his life to help rescue sailing students aboard a vessel bound for Veracruz, Mexico, will be honored by the Coast Guard on July 27, according to The Galveston Daily News.

Roger Stone, 53, died after the Cynthia Woods capsized June 6, 2008, south of Matagorda, Texas. He was trapped below deck as he pushed two students to safety. The boat was operated by a crew from Texas A&M at Galveston.

A final report on the fatal capsizing of a Texas A&M University racing boat last year is complete. Pick up the September issue of Soundings for our coverage of the report.

To read the full report now, click here.