Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Idahoans to Receive Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Three Idaho men were named today to receive the Carnegie Medal, honoring civilians who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree when attempting to save the lives of others.

Kevin Barbee of Lewiston, Donald Galloway of Genesee, and Matthew Logan of Moscow saved Kerry Wagner from a burning truck on June 27, 2010. Wagner was involved in a two-truck wreck that killed the driver of the other vehicle. Barbee, Galloway and Logan were able to pull the unconscious Wagner from his truck as the vehicles burst into flames. Within minutes of the rescue, fire engulfed both pickups.

Wagner suffered multiple injuries in the collision, requiring hospitalization and surgery, but he recovered. Galloway sustained a minor burn to his face.

Barbee, Galloway and Logan joined 22 other Americans being honored by the Carnegie Medal. Each will receive an undisclosed financial grant. In the 107 years of the Carnegie Hero Fund, $33.7 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits and continuing assistance.

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