Carnegie Hero Clifford A. Wright, who rescued two people from a submerging vehicle, was presented the Carnegie Medal recently at a private presentation held in Sarasota, Fla. Carnegie Hero Julian W. Fant, who was awarded the Carnegie Medal after a 1958 water rescue, volunteered to travel more than 100 miles to present the Medal to Wright.
On Jan. ... Read More
CARNEGIE MEDALS AWARDED to 24 IN U.S., CANADA FOR ACTS OF EXTRAORDINARY CIVILIAN HEROISM
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 23, 2016—In its first award announcement of 2016, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission said today that 24 people throughout the United States and Canada will each be awarded the Carnegie Medal in recognition of their acts of civilian heroism. ... Read More
PITTSBURGH, PA., May 23, 2016—Eric P. Zahren, retiring Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service, has been elected Executive Director of the CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION, Andrew Carnegie’s Pittsburgh-based foundation that recognizes civilian heroism throughout the United States and Canada. Already on the Com ... Read More
The June 2016 edition of imPULSE, the Commission’s quarterly newsletter, can be read online. This issue includes resumes of the latest awardees’ heroic acts, as well as the announcement of the Commission’s new executive director, Eric P. Zahren, and his thoughts about the organization and its mission. Also included are the Commis ... Read More
Carnegie Medal volunteer presenter John P. Williams presented two Carnegie Medals Tuesday at a ceremony held at the Maquoketa (Iowa) Volunteer Fire Department. Williams is also a Carnegie Hero, receiving the medal for a 2011 water rescue.
Matthew L. Tranel and Cory Alan Simonson, both of Maquoketa, were named Carnegie Heroes in December for a resc ... Read More