Carnegie Hero Medals

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Doctor Killed Trying to Help Neighbor Gets Heroism Medal

Carnegie Hero Fund Commission is honoring 19 heroes

(Newser) - A Colorado physician who was fatally shot while trying to help his neighbor after she was wounded in a domestic shooting is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism, the AP reports. Dr. Kenneth R. Atkinson, 65, ran out of his Centennial home when he heard...

Carnegie Heroes: 2 Kids Who Died Saving Other Kids

Girl who saved younger sister is among 21 honored by Carnegie fund

(Newser) - Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the winners Tuesday, the AP reports. Natalie Renee Martin, 11, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., led her 9-year-old sister, Jenna, to safety when...

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...

Carnegie Hero Fund Honors 18
 Carnegie Hero Fund Honors 18 

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...

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