Carnegie Medal awardee Donald E. Thompson, right, of West Hills, Calif., is one of the newer volunteer presenters of the medal, and in March 2017 he had the opportunity to deliver a medal to
a “neighbor,” Justin Lee Greenwald, of Calabasas, Calif., both towns being “off the 101” in the western suburbs of Los Angeles. Greenwald was cited by the Hero Fund for saving Ronald L. Lallone from a nighttime fire in his home on Nov. 29, 2015. Thompson, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was cited by the Hero Fund in 2014 for his Christmas Day 2013 rescue of a man from his burning car in Los Angeles. Read more.