22 Carnegie Medals Awarded In U.S., Canada To Recognize Extraordinary Civilian Heroism

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - In its third award announcement of 2013, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today named 22 individuals as recipients of the Carnegie Medal. The medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. One of the awardees, Jeffery Scott Dinkins, died in the performance of his heroic act.

The heroes announced today bring to 9,633 the number of awards made since the Pittsburgh-based Fund's inception in 1904. Commission President Mark Laskow stated that each of the awardees or their survivors will also receive a financial grant. Throughout the 109 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, more than $35.4 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance. The awardees are:

Thomas St. John Harding

Mays Landing, N.J.

William Smith

Fairview, N.J.

David B. Mayo

Tecumseh, Ont.

Marcelino M. Orozco

Long Beach, Calif.

Jeffery Scott Dinkins, deceased

Lewisville, N.C.

Clarence M. Brooks, Jr.

Highland Village, Texas

Kevin Pratt

Milwaukie, Ore.

Nicholas A. Hays

East Wenatchee, Wash.

Bradley A. Bowman

Mablevale, Ark.

James Philip Snider

Clarksville, Tenn.

Peter Weatherford

Clarksville, Tenn.

John Nash Hale

Toms River, N.J.

Steven M. Enns

Estevan, Sask.

Jeremy Day

Sidney, Maine

Patrick J. Rimoshytus

Warren, R.I.

John Cody Clarke

Vancouver, Wash.

Christopher E. Williams

Gallipolis, Ohio

Thomas R. Nielsen

Louisville, Ky.

James B. Terry

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Pierre Johnson

Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Brian D. Lozier

Sterling, N.Y.

Warren L. Wood, Jr.

Crozet, Va.

Resumes of the acts can be found at http://carnegiehero.org/awardees. 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. Chambers
Toll free: 1-800-447-8900

SOURCE: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

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