List of 20 recipients of Carnegie Hero medals

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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 12:02 AM
List of 20 recipients of Carnegie Hero medals

Honorees for this year's Carnegie Hero medals:

_ Michael S. Hatfield, 45, of Richland, Wash., and Scott J. Oak, 34, of Tacoma, Wash., freed Alexandra C. Hatley and Taylor L. Tefft from a burning car in Pasco, Wash., in October 2009. Alexandra, 12, and Taylor, 11, later died of their injuries.

_ Joseph W. Hughart, 39, of Fort Gibson, Okla., rescued Ray M. Williams Jr., 33, from a burning pickup truck in Haskell, Okla., in March 2010.

_ Lauren Winstead, 12, of Collierville, Tenn., helped to save Eddie L. Torres, 53, from drowning in Destin, Fla., in July 2009.

_ Kenneth M. Goss, 38, of Grand Junction, Colo., saved David S., Judi M., Silas D. and Jachin S. Broadbent from drowning in Moab, Utah, in April 2010.

_ Robert T. Schmidt, 64, of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Paul A. Ansolabehere, 45, of Minnetonka, Minn., rescued Robert Fiske, 66, after his small plane crashed in Eden Prairie in October 2009.

_ Ryan P. Van Wave, 27, of St. Charles, Mo., rescued Joshua A. Perkins, 23, from a burning car in O'Fallon, Mo., in March 2010.

_ Jason Mitchell Norman, 28, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., rescued Linda J. Call, 61, from a house fire in North Wilkesboro in October 2009.

_ Carmen F. DeGregorio Jr., 51, of Millville, N.J., died after rescuing a 24-year-old woman from a domestic assault in Millville in November 2007.

_ Michael L. Noriega, 56, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., helped to save Lucille Meistrell, 92, from a house fire in Manhattan Beach in November 2009.

_ John David Pearce, 52, of Fort Erie, Ontario, saved Mary C. Barnes, 57, from drowning in Fort Erie in June 2008.

_ Timothy McCarthy, 22, of Overland Park, Kan., rescued Benjamin M. Denham, 18, from a burning car in Overland Park in March 2010.

_ Orville D. Clinton, 58; Jay S. Huscher, 56; and Troy Allen Reinert, 37; all of Salina, Kan., saved Tanner S. Porter and Tyler L. B. Sunderlin, both 18, from a burning car in Salina in February 2010.

_ David L. Braga, 32, of Modesto, Calif., saved a 1-year-old girl from an apartment fire in Merced, Calif., in February 2010.

_ Roger Randolph Lang, 47, of Corona, Calif., and Theophilus I. Joseph, 41, of San Bernardino, Calif., rescued a woman from an assault in Norco, Calif., in April 2009.

Carlos S. Valles, 32, of Sparks, Nev., rescued a 54-year-old woman from an apartment fire in Reno, Nev., in April 2010.


Source: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission