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Carnegie award recipients

on June 26, 2013 10:29 AM

PITTSBURGH — Winners of Carnegie Hero medals awarded Tuesday:

• Kevin Roberts, 43, of Mount Lookout, W.Va., who died trying to save four youths from drowning in swift currents off the coast of Bald Head Island, N.C., in June 2012.

• Ian Tordella-Williams, 27, of Carrboro, N.C., who also swam to help the same victims as Roberts, and gave them a flotation device to cling to until a boat rescued them.

• Christopher A. Pratt, 30, of Odin, Ill., who was burned while rescuing a toddler from a burning vehicle after a crash in Centralia, Ill., in December 2011.

• Kirk Montgomery Rohle, 22, of Mechanicsville, Va., who was burned on half of his body trying to save a fellow resident from burning in an pre-dawn house fire in Hampden Sydney, Va., in January 2012.

• Michael Wayne Pirie, 18, of Oviedo, Fla., who died trying to save a fellow college student who became trapped when he lowered himself into a 125-foot-deep pit while exploring a cave in Lafayette, Ga., in February 2011.

• Jason Ewing, 36, of Clarkston, Wash., who helped rescue a woman from her burning second-floor apartment in Lewiston, Idaho, in November 2010.

• Dustin E. Hibbard, 32, of Lewiston, Idaho, who helped Ewing rescue the same 35-year-old woman.

• Charles A. Miller, 39, of Wawaka, Ind., who rescued an unconscious 26-year-old woman from a burning vehicle after she crashed into a tree in Ligonier, Ind., in February 2012.

• Michael Blake, 48, of Sterling, Va., who rescued a 35-year-old man from being stabbed during a domestic dispute with another man armed with a butcher knife in Sterling in October 2011.

• Pamela Jones-Morton, 64, of Estero, Fla., who saved a woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter from burning after their vehicle crashed in Bonita Springs, Fla., in December 2011.

• Richard P. Baumgartner, 49, of Lubbock, Texas, who was wounded saving a woman from being assaulted when a knife-wielding man entered a Lubbock school and accosted staff there in May 2011.

• David Paul Murtha, 33, of Lindsay, Ontario, who saved a man from burning in a house fire in Lindsay in May 2010.

• Fred D. Leslie III, 35, of Ducktown, Tenn., who helped rescue a highway patrol officer whose cruiser was burning after a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Knoxville, Tenn., in March 2012.

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