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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Good News

Some fellow Hoosiers are awarded for being heros. From the Indianapolis Star:

Three Hoosiers are among the 15 newest recipients of the Carnegie Medal for Heroism, announced today in Pittsburgh.

Stephen M. Foster, 45, Indianapolis, twice entered the burning home Indianapolis home of Robert Leech, 92, and Hilda Frazier, 79 and pulled out the husband and wife on Dec. 26, 2004. Leech was treated for smoke inhalation and Frazier for burns. She died two days later.

David W. Bragg, 48, and Jerry L. Hale, 50, of Parker City dragged Timothy Hammer from railroad tracks on July 7, 2005, in Parker City, seconds before a train struck and destroyed his wheelchair. The wheelchair had become stuck in the track as Hale attempted to cross. Hammer sustained a broken leg and Bragg a minor elbow injury.

Hammer, of Cheyenne, Wyo., who was visiting family in the town about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis, fell out of his wheelchair and could not drag himself from the path of the oncoming train. Hale and Bragg grabbed him by his arms and pulled him away from the tracks just seconds before the train sped past, crushing the empty wheelchair.

These three are heros, and it is nice that they are getting recognition.