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Metal bar pin with blue grosgrain ribbon and hinged pin and clasp on back. Rectangular box with lid hinged at one end, covered in dark blue simulated leather paper. Lid is padded and lined with dark blue silk. Bottom has insert with slots fitted to medal and pin. Lucille Widsteen received this medal from the U.S. Congress for seizing the wheel of a bus after the driver suffered a heart attack on the Kansas Turnpike east of Topeka on Feb. 29, 1972. She was credited with preventing injury and death to the passengers on the bus by bringing it back on the roadway and to a safe stop.

Creator: Weinman
Date: 1972

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Item Number: 221686
KSHS Identifier: 1980.199.2

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