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.
The latest awardees are:
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.
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.
Contact: Douglas R. ChambersToll free: 1-800-447-8900
SOURCE Carnegie Hero Fund Commission
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