The Hero Fund provides grave markers—bronze medallions cast in the likeness of the Carnegie Medal—at no cost to the families of deceased awardees. One such was provided to the family of Alvan C. Hirshberg, who died at age 86 on Jan. 16, 2013, and is buried in the Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass. Hirshberg was awarded the medal in 196 ... Read More
“We have got to show young men that there are just as great battles to be fought in peace-time as in war-time and just as much heroism demanded, just as much opportunity for the hero.”
—Andrew Carnegie, to friend Frederick Lynch in Personal Recollections of Andrew Carnegie, F.H. Revell Co., New York, 1920
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By Phoebe Porter
Carnegie Medal awardee Charles T. Porter, Jr.—known by his family as “Talby” and by the outside world as “Charlie”—led an adventurous life. It was often lonely but was punctuated by moments of intense human contact during rock climbing adventures, ocean trips, and explorations. He was my brother.
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By John Roberts
Our mother, June E. Roberts, raised two children while working for more than 30 years for New England Telephone/NYNEX. Somehow she managed and was able to send us both to private schools for 12 years and college. She was able to purchase—and still lives in—the house where she raised us and, even though working full- ... Read More
CARNEGIE Hero Fund Commission recognizes 19 for acts of EXTRAORDINARY CIVILIAN HEROISM
PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 19, 2017—In its second award announcement of 2017, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced today that 19 individuals are being given the Carnegie Medal in recognition of their acts of outstanding civilian heroism. The medal is awarded t ... Read More