"“Here you are, young lady,” Alfred Vanderbilt said, strapping her into one. He and his valet had been helping as many women and children as possible to find and secure life vests, and hand them into boats."
Alfred Vanderbilt
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One of the richest men in America, Vanderbilt was aboard the Lusitania on a business trip to England. When the ship was sinking, he was reputed to have given his own life jacket to a female passenger, although he couldn’t swim. He was one of the 900 whose bodies were never recovered.