NASM Workers Rescue Woman from Path of Train

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Two National Air and Space Museum Building Management workers, Wolfgang Gadson and James Greenwell, rescue a woman from the path of a Metro train at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Both men jumped onto the tracks to attend the woman, who was suffering a seizure, although the train was no more than 300 yards from them. The train was able to stop before striking the three people.


  • Gadson, Wolfgang
  • Greenwell, James
  • National Air and Space Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," March 1981, p. 1, 3.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February 5, 1981


  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Rescues
  • African Americans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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