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Latest winners of Carnegie Hero medals


February 19. 2013 10:46PM
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(AP) Winners of Carnegie Hero medals awarded Wednesday:


Christopher M. Johnson, 20, of Bolingbrook, Ill., helped save teenage boy who broke through the ice on a retention pond in Bolingbrook on Dec. 11, 2011.


Carl Casey Loando, 54, of Honolulu, Hawaii, saved 85-year-old woman from her burning home on April 27, 2011.


Gary Yurkovic Jr., 27, of Carteret, N.J., helped save suicidal 53-year-old woman from falling from railroad trestle in New Brunswick, N.J., on Dec. 14, 2010.


Ione Fletcher Kleven, 64, of Castro Valley, Calif., rescued 14-year-old boy from knife assault by three men in residential neighborhood on May 14, 2010.


Joshua W. Steed, 20, of Abilene, Texas, rescued 21-year-old man who'd been shot at front desk of apartment complex in Abilene on Sept. 7, 2011.


Thomas Joseph Delgado, 43, of Valley Center, Kan., and Joseph C. Page, 36, of Wichita, Kan., rescued motorist from burning pickup truck after crash in Wichita on Aug. 31, 2011.


Jonathan Paul Jones, 41, of Lisbon Iowa; Makeda S. Barkley, 16, of Lisbon, Iowa; Kujtime Ajro, 29, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Nathan James Marling, 18, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, saved two boys from drowning in the Cedar River in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on June 19, 2011. Jones died in the rescue.


Ricky D. Clinton, 49, of Mountain Pine, Ark., died while trying to rescue 13-year-old boy from burning home in Mountain Pine on Sept. 24, 2011.


Cynthia L. Riediger, 53, of Calgary, Alberta, died while helping to save 64-year-old man from drowning in Pelee Island, Ontario, on Aug. 23, 2010.


John M. Byrd, 49, of Round O, S.C., and Mark Samuel Dawson, 37, of Summerville, S.C., pulled 35-year-old man from his burning car after a Sept. 17, 2011 crash in Round O.


Kenneth J. Stephens Sr., 55, of Dunnellon, Fla., died while trying to save 44-year-old woman from downing in Lake Weir in Ocklawaha, Fla., on June 13, 2011.


Robert Eli Meyer, 28, of Kingston, Mass., saved 10-year-old boy from downing in Atlantic Ocean off Scituate, Mass., on May 14, 2011.


Connor Farland Stotts, 17, of Oceanside, Calif., saved two teenagers from drowning in the Pacific Ocean in Oceanside on July 31, 2011.


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Source: Carnegie Hero Fund Commission


Associated Press


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