List of 18 people honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism
The Associated Press
Jun. 30, 2015
Winners of Carnegie Medals formally announced Tuesday:
— Christopher Brooks King, 29, of Roswell, New Mexico, rescued a 38-year-old woman from a burning home in January 2014.
— Martin V. Hohenstein, 51, of Dakota City, Nebraska, rescued a 40-year-old from a burning vehicle that crashed in May 2014.
— Lester J. Trafford III, 55, of Hampton Bays, New York, saved a 42-year-old man from drowning and attempted to save an 85-year-old man when their commercial fishing boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean in May 2013.
— Craig Randleman, 50, of Bend, Oregon, and Thomas Joy, 28, of Spokane, Washington, rescued an 8-year-old boy from attacking pit bulls in Spokane in April 2014. Joy and Jason Connerley, 28, also of Spokane, then rescued Randleman.
— Robert A. Pritchard Jr., 13, of Jacksonville, Florida, rescued a 6-year-old girl from a burning mobile home in June 2014.
— Michael D. Campbell, 30, of Hamilton, Ohio, rescued a 21-year-old man from a house that exploded and burned because of a natural gas leak in June 2014.
— S. Alexander Smith, 16, of Aloha, Oregon, drowned trying to rescue his 13-year-old brother from drowning in the Row River in Dorena, Oregon, in July 2014.
— Cheryl A. Crecelius, 46, of Gaston, Oregon, saved a 25-year-old man and helped save another from a crashed burning vehicle in March 2014.
— Jamison S. Koczan, 38, of Winter Park, Florida, and Kimberly Lynn Groves, 52, of Winter Springs, Florida, saved a woman from being assaulted at gunpoint in a parked vehicle in Winter Park in June 2014.
— Meghan O'Reilly-Green, 31, of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, helped save a 26-year-old man from drowning in the surf at Hatteras, North Carolina, in July 2013.
— Clinton D. Blackburn, 44, of Morehead, Kentucky, saved a 56-year-old jailer from assault by a prisoner he was transporting in Bardstown, Kentucky, in March 2014.
— McKenzie McKay Guffey, 39, of Gainesboro, Tennessee, saved a 45-year-old man from burning in a crashed vehicle in Rye, New York, in July 2014.
— Ryan Thomas Nelson, 21, of Eagan, Minnesota, saved a 21-year-old man from burning in a home in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in March 2014.
— Alan Cavener, 54, of Nampa, Idaho, rescued an elderly man from an out-of-control vehicle in Meridian, Idaho, in August 2013.
— Bryon Snyder, 36, of Topeka, Kansas, saved a 44-year-old woman from an armed assault in June 2014.
This story has been corrected to show the spelling of Nelson's Minnesota hometown is Eagan, not Egan.