20 Throughout U.S. and Canada Named Newest Recipients of Carnegie Medal

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PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ -- In its second award announcement of 2011, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today named 20 individuals from throughout the United States and Canada as recipients of the Carnegie Medal. The medal is given to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Six of the awardees died in the performance of their heroic acts.

The heroes announced today bring to 40 the number of awards made to date in 2011 and to 9,452 the total number of awards since the Pittsburgh-based Fund's inception in 1904. Commission President Mark Laskow stated that each of the awardees or their next of kin will also receive a financial grant. Throughout the 107 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, $33.4 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance.

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    The latest awardees are:
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    Kevin Robert Gooding         Stoney Creek, Ont.
    James A. Short, Jr.          Andover, Mass.
    Frederick T. Smith           Daleville, Va.
    Randell Ranson               Heber City, Utah
    Joseph D. Hayes              Sayreville, N.J.
    Martin C. Allerding,
     deceased                    Hastings, Mich.
    Steven J. Bolo               Hastings, Mich.
    Mark Iovino                  Bayshore, N.Y.
    Richard L. Brown             Enfield, Conn.
    Daniel L. Diaz, deceased     Kent, Wash.
    Bobby A. Qualls, Jr.,
     deceased                    Linden, Tenn.
    Kevin M. Daniels             Lequille, N.S.
    Joshua P. S. Paik-Nicely     Burnt Ranch, Calif.
    John L. Crosby, Jr.          Mandeville, La.
    Peter Shane Ambler           Dallas, Ore.
    Narong Khaokham, deceased    Dallas, Ore.
    James Hobbs, deceased        Hollywood, Fla.
    Richard A. Johnston,
     deceased                    Pittsfield, N.H.
    Liviu Talos                  Detroit, Mich.
    Daniel W. Lemon              Roseville, Minn.


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Resumes of the acts can be found at http://www.carnegiehero.org/awardees_recent.php. Fuller information on the Carnegie Medal and the history of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission can be found at www.carnegiehero.org.

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    Contact:  Douglas R. ChambersToll free:  1-800-447-8900



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SOURCE Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

For further information: Web Site: http://www.carnegiehero.org

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