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2 Vermont men honored with hero medals

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Two Vermonters are being honored for their bravery by the prestigious Carnegie Hero Fund.

Jonathan Nielsen, 32, of Morrisville, was chosen for his efforts to rescue his disabled neighbor, Heather Manley, from her burning apartment in September 2011. After using a sledgehammer to break open the door, Nielsen crawled through the smoky apartment and dragged Manley outside. She, unfortunately, did not survive.

Another Vermonters was chosen for the Carnegie medal posthumously. John Lais, 59, of Burlington, drowned while trying to rescue his grandson off a North Carolina island.

The Vermont men were among 22 people honored with the medals.

Online: http://carnegiehero.org/

Click here to read about John Lais.

Click here to read about Jonathan Nielsen.

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