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List of 22 recipients of Carnegie Hero medals

June 25. 2013 3:39AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Winners of Carnegie Hero medals awarded Tuesday:

Kevin Roberts, 43, of Mount Lookout, W.Va., who died trying to save four youths from drowning in swift currents off the coast of Bald Head Island, N.C., in June 2012.

Ian Tordella-Williams, 27, of Carrboro, N.C., who also swam to help the same victims as Roberts, and gave them a flotation device to cling to until a boat rescued them.

Christopher A. Pratt, 30, of Odin, Ill., who was burned while rescuing a toddler from a burning vehicle after a crash in Centralia, Ill., in December 2011.

Kirk Montgomery Rohle, 22, of Mechanicsville, Va., who was burned on half of his body trying to save a fellow resident from burning in an pre-dawn house fire in Hampden Sydney, Va., in January 2012.

Michael Wayne Pirie, 18, of Oviedo, Fla., who died trying to save a fellow college student who became trapped when he lowered himself into a 125-foot-deep pit while exploring a cave in Lafayette, Ga., in February 2011.

Jason Ewing, 36, of Clarkston, Wash., who helped rescue a woman from her burning second-floor apartment in Lewiston, Idaho, in November 2010.

Dustin E. Hibbard, 32, of Lewiston, Idaho, who helped Ewing rescue the same 35-year-old woman.

Charles A. Miller, 39, of Wawaka, Ind., who rescued an unconscious 26-year-old woman from a burning vehicle after she crashed into a tree in Ligonier, Ind., in February 2012.

Michael Blake, 48, of Sterling, Va., who rescued a 35-year-old man from being stabbed during a domestic dispute with another man armed with a butcher knife in Sterling in October 2011.

Pamela Jones-Morton, 64, of Estero, Fla., who saved a woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter from burning after their vehicle crashed in Bonita Springs, Fla., in December 2011.

Richard P. Baumgartner, 49, of Lubbock, Texas, who was wounded saving a woman from being assaulted when a knife-wielding man entered a Lubbock school and accosted staff there in May 2011.

David Paul Murtha, 33, of Lindsay, Ontario, who saved a man from burning in a house fire in Lindsay in May 2010.

Fred D. Leslie III, 35, of Ducktown, Tenn., who helped rescue a highway patrol officer whose cruiser was burning after a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Knoxville, Tenn., in March 2012.

Associated Press

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