Heroism honored

Mar 27, 2014
Courtesy of: Martin Spani Pictured L-R; VFW Post 1040 Sr. Vice Cmdr. Frank Martinez, Rachael Boehme, VFW Post 1040 Chaplain John Zambrano & VFW Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani.

VFW Post 1040 presented the VFW National Life Saving award to Mountlake Terrace High School girls basketball coach Rachael Boehme Friday at an assembly at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Rachael was honored for her rescue of two men from an overturned car in a water-filled ditch on Christmas Eve.

In 2012, she also came to the aid of a pregnant woman whose car had been hit by a fallen tree at Stevens Pass.

VFW Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani read about her heroics and submitted the recommendation to the VFW National Headquarters in Kansas City, MO, citing her as truly an "Angel of Mercy."

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