Derald McElroy

Subject


Description

The day after the Flood, Derald and a neighbor launched Derald's boat in Box Elder Creek and were able to rescue a 12-year-old boy that had been clinging to a tree the entire evening. They also found five people stranded on the roof of a house and were able to get them in the boat and to safety.

Date

July 31, 2012

Interviewer

Heide Noblitt

Citation

Rapid City Public Library, “Derald McElroy,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/189.