List of 21 recipients of Carnegie Hero medals | The Washington Post

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In its first award announcement of 2012, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today named 21 individuals as recipients of the Carnegie Medal. The medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. Four of the awardees died in their rescue attempts. The heroes announced today bring to 9,516 the total number of awards since the Pittsburgh-based Fund's inception in 1904. Commission President Mark Laskow stated that each of the awardees or their survivors will also receive a financial grant. Throughout the 108 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, $34.2 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance. (Introduction from separate story at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/carnegie-medals-awarded-to-21-for-extraordinary-acts-of-heroism-2012-03-21)

List of 21 recipients of Carnegie Hero medals - The Washington Post.