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Remembering the Pendleton rescue

Heroic lifeboat crew honored after 60 years

Sixty years ago yesterday, Andy Fitzgerald was an engineman 3d class for the Coast Guard, a 20-year-old native of Whitinsville stationed at Chatham on what he wryly calls “a dark and stormy night.’’

The Coast Guard calls it something else: the night of the greatest rescue by small boat in its history.

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