Bio: Berry, Mark R. – Award for Act of Bravery (May 1978)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Berry

----Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 07 Jun 1978

Mark R. Berry, age 7, was one of a number of young people who received the Governor’s Youth Award last Thursday in Madison for acts of bravery.

Last January 22, 1978, Mark, when fire began in the family farm home, calmly led his sisters, age 6 and 1 ½ to the pruch, put on their coats and sent them outside, then put a blanket over his 7-week-old brother and carried him from the burning home. Mark’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Berry, Route 1, Curtiss, were in the barn when the fire started.

The governor’s award is the most recent citation given to Mark. He also received a letter from President Jimmy Carter and citation from the Wisconsin Legislature.



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