A Rhode Island man was honored for heroism for pulling a woman from a burning car in Warren last December.
Patrick Rimoshytus was among 22 honorees given medals Thursday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Rimoshytus, 43, helped to rescue Carolyn Corbett from burning when her car caught fire after a crash. She died two days later from her injuries. Rimoshytus, a retired firefighter, suffered burns in the rescue and recovered. (Read more.)
Another winner was Brian D. Lozier, a 23-year-old carpenter from Sterling, N.Y. Lozier rescued a farmer from a 1,100-bull that had attacked him in Cato, N.Y.
The medal winners honored were from New Jersey, California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maine, Rhode Island, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota, Virginia and Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Carnegie medalists or their heirs receive financial grants approved by the commission. More than $35 million has been awarded to 9,633 honorees since the fund's inception in 1904. New recipients are announced four times a year.
Steel baron Andrew Carnegie was inspired to start the fund after hearing rescue stories from a mine disaster that killed 181 people.
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, says its mission is to recognize people who perform heroic acts in civilian life and to provide financial help to those disabled, or to the dependents of those killed, by their heroism.