PITTSBURGH, PA, September 28, 2016—In its third of 2016, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission today awarded 25 Carnegie Medals in recognition of acts of outstanding civilian heroism. 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. Three of the awardees died in the performance of their heroic acts.
The heroes announced today bring to 72 the number of awards made to date in 2016 and to 9,893 the total number since the Pittsburgh-based Fund’s inception in 1904. Commission Chair Mark Laskow stated that each of the awardees or their survivors will also receive a financial grant. Throughout the 112 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, $38.5 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance.
The awardees are:
- Dinah Keturia McGee, deceased, Greeneville, Tenn.
- Christian E. Euchenhofer, Greene, N.Y.
- Robert Seth Ludington, Hale, Mich.
- Kenya D. Betty, New Hudson, Mich.
- Jacob D. Kirinovic, Hale, Mich.
- Bradley C. Runions, Hayward, Wis.
- Adam Joe Martin, Hayward, Wis.
- Brannon D. Heathman, Temecula, Calif.
- Mitchell Allan Williams, St. Pauls, N.C.
- Justin Lee Greenwald, Calabasas, Calif.
- Keoni Bowthorpe, Haleiwa, Hawaii
- Jameson Bartscher, Aberdeen, S.D.
- Todd D. Clausen, Sioux City, Iowa
- Michael J. Manley, Sr., deceased, Wilmington, Del.
- Matthew R. Bartholomew, Midlothian, Va.
- Scott R. Williams, Berlin, Vt.
- Steven Michael Hill, Inkster, Mich.
- Kevin Scott Johnson II, deceased, Flat Gap, Ky.
- Kenneth F. Smith, Milford, Del.
- Leyton Page, Bogalusa, La.
- Isbel Jimenez, Winters, Texas
- Patrick J. Hopkins IV, Newberry, Fla.
- Adrian Gallo, Tucson, Ariz.
- Joe L. Serrano, Tucson, Ariz.
- Christopher Chmielnicki, Henryville, Pa.
To nominate someone for the CARNEGIE MEDAL, write the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, 436 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or call 1-800-447-8900 (toll free). More information is available on the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the history of the CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION can be found at carnegiehero.org. Find us on Facebook or Twitter.