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List of 19 honored as Carnegie Heroes

September 18, 1997

The 19 people who were honored for heroism by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh, founded in 1904 by industrialist-turned-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie:

_Dana Loraine Goodge, 34, of Tempe, Ariz., who saved 9-year-old Selina Stevens from being mauled by two dogs at a school bus stop in Tucson on Aug. 16, 1996. Selina required six hours of surgery and was left with numerous scars.

_Christopher Egan, 24, of Troy, Ohio, who pulled an unconscious William J. Ferrell, 19, out of his car moments before a freight train hit the car on Aug. 4, 1996, in Fairborn, Ohio.

_Matthew Judd, 16, of Stoughton, Wis., who died trying to save Andrew Johns, 16, from drowning in the Yahara River on June 15, 1996. Johns survived.

_Luis Rodriguez, 22, of Fort Erie, Ontario, who saved fisherman Richard Urbanski, 67, from drowning in 58-degree water in the Niagara River on Oct. 23, 1996.

_Richard Harvie, 45, of Gold River, British Columbia, who pulled co-worker Donald McKenney by his clothing to remove him from an electrical component that was shocking McKenney with 2,300 volts on June 9, 1995.

_Raymond Morris, 58, of Logan, Utah, who rescued a neighbor, 76-year-old Emma Anderson, from her burning home by crawling through smoke-filled rooms and dragging her outside to safety on Nov. 3, 1995.

_Edward Shorter, 45, of Smithfield, Va., who saved a woman from drowning after she jumped off a bridge over the James River in Newport News, Va., in a suicide attempt on Sept. 3, 1996.

_Edward Hall, 34, of Philadelphia, who ran through flames to rescue Aaron Callender, 6, from his family’s burning apartment on Sept. 30, 1995.

_Edward Coppedge, 50, of Flovilla, Ga., who died trying to save Heather Parrott, 25, and Ryane Buckalew, 15, from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico at Inlet Beach, Fla., on July 26, 1996. The women survived.

_Bruce D. Badgett, 36, of Erwin, N.C., who died trying to save 11-year-old Yolanda Viganas from drowning after her canoe capsized on Maynard Lake on April 17, 1996. Yolanda survived.

_Jerry Ingram, 49, of Jackson Tenn., who saved 5-year-old Ladd Caldwell from flames on Oct. 19, 1996, when a load of cotton ignited in a farm trailer where the boy was sitting. Ingram suffered burns over 60 percent of his body.

_Jeffrey Terrian, 41, of San Marcos, Calif., who died helping save a 12-year-old girl from drowning after she became separated from her boogie board in the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1996.

_Robert Koerner, 41, of Jackson, N.J., who died trying to rescue Michael Wollmann from drowning in the Raritan River in South Bound Brook, N.J., when Wollmann became stuck in rapids in his kayak on April 12, 1996.

_John Nagy, 43, of Green Brook, N.J., who also helped rescue Wollmann in the same incident. Nagy and Wollmann survived.

_Frank Longest, 44, of North Hills, Calif., who helped save Russell Schrader from burning when he was pinned in a pickup truck along a highway in Bakersfield, Calif., on Aug. 30, 1996.

_Robert Dalton, 56, of Duxbury, Mass., who died trying to save fisherman David Reynolds Jr. from drowning in 56-degree water in Old Harbor Creek and Cape Cod Bay on June 7, 1996.

_Peter Tonelli, 32, of Norfolk, Mass., who pulled Reynolds from the water after Dalton went after him. Tonelli and Reynolds survived.

_Alfred Lee, 70, of Glennallen, Alaska, who landed a seaplane in rough waters to save Clarence Bartley, Donald Willey and Ron Walter from drowning in Tazlina Lake after another seaplane overturned and the helicopter sent to rescue the pilot crashed on Sept. 10, 1995.

_Lawrance Ransom, 41, of Wasilla, Alaska, who was in the seaplane with Lee and helped save the three men.

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