CARNEGIE MEDALS AWARDED TO 20 FOR EXTRAORDINARY CIVILIAN HEROISM
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 22, 2017—Making its first awards of 2017, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today announced that 20 individuals are being given the Carnegie Medal in recognition of their acts of outstanding civilian heroism. The medal is awarded throughout the United States and ... Read More
“Peace wins her way not by force; her appeal is to the reason and the conscience of man.”
—Andrew Carnegie, University of St. Andrews address, Oct. 17, 1905
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Late last year, 1973 Carnegie Hero William R. Whitacre of Salinas, Calif., returned his medal to the Hero Fund’s office with a request for assistance in enhancing its presentation. The medal was encased in a block of Lucite (which was the Hero Fund’s practice at the time) and Whitacre wanted to break it free. “It may seem silly,” he wrote, “but I ... Read More
The March 2017 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 a review of the Commission’s 2016 calendar year and updates on several awardees and beneficiaries, including Carnegie Hero Liane Wood, who was profiled on a Canad ... Read More
Angel in heaven, hero on Earth.
Those words were engraved in stone to memorialize Kiera Vera Larsen, who died at age 10 last year while saving a toddler from being struck by a runaway vehicle.
For her actions, Kiera was awarded the Carnegie Medal posthumously in December, becoming not only the youngest awardee in 2016 but the youngest in 18 years, ... Read More