Carnegie Hero Medals

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America's Heroes: Carnegie Fund Picks 24

They risked their lives trying to save others

(Newser) - Two dozen real-life heroes are being honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh for their acts of bravery. The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash several times a year. It has given away $37.7 million to 9,821 awardees or their families since... More »

Carnegie Hero Fund Honors 18

All ran to the rescue of others; 4 died in the attempt

(Newser) - We definitely need some heroes right about now, and here come the Carnegie Hero Medals. The Carnegie Hero Fund awarded 18 medals of valor today to people who risked their lives—four of them dying in the attempt—to save others. Andrew Carnegie started the fund in 1904 after hearing... More »

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