Honor woman's heroism

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I want to add my admiration to Antoinette Tuff’s heroic action to stop a horrific incident from happening at Decatur’s Learning Academy when she talked eye-to-eye with a deranged gunman, convincing him to surrender. Listen online to the 911 call – it is amazing what love and compassion can do. Without question she saved many children and adult lives.

Augusta has a hero named Jimmy Dyess who was awarded the Carnegie Medal for saving two women from drowning. I hope the Carnegie Hero Fund awards the Carnegie Medal to this young and brave American woman. She deserves it.

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bubbasauce 09/17/13 - 02:29 am
Yes I whole heartily agree!

Yes I whole heartily agree! Usually these situations have a very bad ending.

deestafford 09/17/13 - 04:08 am
I agree that what she did deserves recognition and a very

strong one at that. However, her actions were not heroic in the sense that she risked her life to save that of another by putting her own life in danger.

What she did was very laudable and saved lives and she deserves everything she gets; but, the award of certain medals such as the Carnegie Medal is for a different type of heroism.

grinder48 09/18/13 - 05:40 am

And the woman who rescued the woman and baby from kidnapper in Harrisburg last year, trial of kidnapper was recent (sorry, don't remember names).

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