Byrd 1928-1930 Antartic Expedition Medal; Obverse: relief of Adm. Byrd in a fur snowsuit depicted, embossed text "BYRD ANTARTIC EXPEDITION 1928-1930"; Reverse: relief of the sailing ship "City of New York" depicted, embossed text "PRESENTED TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO EXTPRESS THE HIGH ADMIRATION IN WHICH THE CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOLD THEIR HEROIC AND UNDAUNTED SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SCIENTIFICE INVESTIGATION EXPLORATIN OF THE ANTARTIC CONTINENT"; white silk ribbon with blue center stripe. (Smithsonian Air and Space Museum)
Edward E. Goodale 1905 - 1989
Attended Harvard but left when the opportunity arose to accompany Byrd. Eddie's one indulgence was his copy of the Oxford Book of English Verse which stood him in good stead through the dark period. During World War II Eddie served first as special consultant to Chief of the U.S. Army Air Force, and later assisted in the establishment of Search and Rescue bases. He joined the staff of the Air Transport Command, heading up its Search and Rescue organization in 1946. In this capacity he participated in the air rescue of the crew of a B29 bomber which had crashed in north Greenland. For this feat he received the Air Medal and a citation from President Harry Truman. Following the war Eddie joined the U.S. Weather Bureau where he remained from 1947 to 1955, active in the establishment and operation of a network of weather stations in the Canadian Arctic and northern Greenland.A double summit mountain in Antarctica was named for him, Goodale Mount. From 1959 to 1968 Goodale served as United States Antarctic Research Program Representative in Christchurch, New Zealand, and facilitated the passage of thousands of researchers to Antarctica and return. In 1955, as the representative of the U.S. National Committee for the IGY, Eddie sailed with Admiral Byrd on the GLACIER when the icebreaker carried the Admiral on his last trip to Little America
A Mushy Story - for children, written about Vaughan's efforts to be included in the first BAE Expedition
1993 Sports Illustrated: The Indomitable Snowman - Article about Vaughan's plans to sled across Antarctica and ascend Mount Vaughan
Height of Courage (1995) - 50 minute documentary by Nat Geo Explorer. Vaughan scales the Antarctic mountain named for him - at 87 years old!