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  Public OutReach America's Military and You - Highest Award for Civilian Valor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The first medal was reserved for rescues of extreme and heroic daring, the second for those slightly less outstanding.
These medals are awarded to people who endanger their own lives while saving or attempting to save another from drowning, a shipwreck or other perils of the water.
The Gold Lifesaving Medal or the Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, to any person who rescues or endeavors to rescue any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other perils of the water.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/outreachpublic/civilianrole.html   (515 words)

 Fact Sheet: Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards
The Honor Medal With Crossed Palms may be awarded in exceptional cases to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated both unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save life at extreme risk to self.
The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self.
The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.
www.scouting.org /factsheets/02-521.html   (658 words)

 Gold Lifesaving Medal
The Gold Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water.
In the center of a gold medal one and seven-sixteenths inches in diameter, three men are depicted in a boat in a heavy sea.
At the bottom of the medal, separating the beginning and ending of the inscription, is a stylized laurel wreath.
www.foxfall.com /fmd-uscg-glsm.htm   (578 words)

 Other Medals and Badges
For the first lifesaving action, the ribbon was completely red; for the second action, it was solid green; for the third action, solid white; for the fourth action it would have three stripes of red, green and white.
The bulk of the medals had the Hegira date 1318, however special series of medals were issued bearing the dates 1322 (for completion of the rail link to Maan) and 1326 (for the link to Medina).
Those who had made large enough donations to merit the silver medal felt that they should wear a different ribbon to differentiate their awards, and so a green ribbon was instituted to replace the red ribbon on the silver medals.
www.turkishmedals.net /others.htm   (1352 words)

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Medals Awarded to All or Groups of Foreign Civilian or Foreign Military Personnel By the Republic of Vietnam Congress, January 1974 as per the Agreed Upon Cessation of Hostilities, following Ratification of the 1973 Peace Agreement.
The medal is a symbol of gratitude to the American and Allied soldiers who once worked and fought and sacrificed themselves for the freedom of the Republic of Vietnam.
The medal was awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brigade, division, corps, or armed forces level.
vietnamresearch.com /Nammedals.html   (2766 words)

 Gold Lifesaving Medal Rescue
The lifesavers, with every muscle strained, rowed as near as was safe to the craft.
When all the circumstances are considered, the fury of the gale, and the high and dangerous surftoo much praise cannot be uttered for the cool courage, the undaunted pluck, and the daring work of the lifesaving crew.
The faithful men of his crew were awarded the Silver Lifesaving Medal for their part in this heroic effort.
www.uscg.mil /HQ/G-CP/HISTORY/awards/27%20JUL%201885.html   (813 words)

 Scouting Magazine - November-December 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 1920, because of the difficulty of determining degree of risk involved in lifesaving cases, the NCOH decided that the lifesaving medal should be of one design and given only in cases of lifesaving performed at the risk of the Scout's own life, regardless of the degree of risk.
That changed in 1977, when the NCOH authorized a medal to be struck as part of the award for heroism; in 1982, the name of the recognition was changed to the Heroism Award (which today does encompass minimum risk to self).
Medals of valor are presented by the BSA National Court of Honor, based on the type of action and degree of danger involved.
www.scoutingmagazine.org /issues/9709/a-honr.html   (2625 words)

 Lifesaving Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lifesaving Medal is a military decoration of the United States Coast Guard which was first created in June of 1874.
Until the mid 20th century, the Lifesaving Medal was often bestowed to members of the military, however in recent times the decoration has become somewhat rare.
Multiple awards of the Lifesaving Medal are denoted by award stars on the decoration’s ribbon and a gold clasp, inscribed with the recipient’s name, is worn on the actual medal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lifesaving_Medal   (392 words)

 Illinois State Police Press Release
District 22 Trooper Stephen "Brian" Lawrence was awarded the Department's Lifesaving Medal for responding to a single vehicle crash on March 23, 2004.
The Lifesaving Medal was awarded to District 21 Trooper Walter R. Whitehill for his actions on January 24, 2004.
The Medal for Valor and Purple Heart Medal were awarded to District 21 Trooper Kurt C. Quick for an incident which occurred on June 18, 2004.
www.isp.state.il.us /media/pressdetails.cfm?ID=254   (503 words)

 German militaria, badges, medals and insignia of pre,WW1 and WW2.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This medal was issued by both participants of the union (Prussia and Austria) with reversed royal ciphers.
Hessen-Darmstadt (and the Rhine) war/s commemorative medal for merit.
Medal in very good condition; all details are still crisp and the inscriptions are very clear.
www.antiquesandmilitaria.com /Germany.html   (2484 words)

 Navy diver wears lifesaving medal
Paz received the medal for heroism while serving as a rescue diver.
According to his Navy and Marine Corps Medal citation, Paz, after himself becoming trapped under the linkage of the anchor chain, freed himself and without regard for his own life, persistently returned to extract the trapped divers.
Without a functioning tending line, he freed one of the divers from the anchor chain and hand-carried the diver to the rescue boat.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news/2002/3/19.htm   (406 words)

 Clan Hybrid Children :: The Starcraft Clan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Medals will be given out to only who deserves them.
This Medal is given only to members who prove themselves to be competent and loyal.
This Medal is given to the few who show true loyalty, maturity, and trustworthiness.
www.freewebs.com /clanhybridchildren/medals.htm   (384 words)

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The Star Fleet Medal is awarded to any person of the armed forces of the United Federation of Planets or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Star Fleet, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.
The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to any member of the armed forces of the United Federation of Planets or to any member of the armed forces of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in a noncombat area has distinguished himself or herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service.
The POW Medal is issued only to any person who was taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in action against an enemy of the United Federation of Planets, or while serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict.
mywebpages.comcast.net /sfe/manual/d.html   (1072 words)

 Illinois State Police Press Release
Division of Administration Lieutenant Colonel Craig Allen was awarded the Department's Lifesaving Medal for his efforts at a fatal accident in Wyoming while on a family vacation.
District 6 Trooper Tracy L. Atteberry was awarded the Lifesaving Medal for his heroic efforts after responding to a three-vehicle crash.
Trooper Kearney was awarded the Department's Lifesaving Medal for his quick response which resulted in saving the life of the victim.
www.isp.state.il.us /media/pressdetails.cfm?ID=253   (578 words)

 US Medals
For acts of lifesaving, or attempted lifesaving, it is required that the action be performed at the risk of one's own life.
Another test for award of the Soldier's Medal is whether the individual voluntarily placed himself in a position of great risk, or whether he was performing a duty which, although dangerous, was the reason for his presence at the scene.
Coast Guard regulations equate the degree of heroism involved as being equal to the standards for the Gold Lifesaving Medal for civilians or military personnel in a liberty or leave status.
www.nchsinc.com /shop/US_Medals_Page_Two.htm   (1283 words)

 Silver and Gold Lifesaving Medals
However, personnel may be recommended for a Lifesaving Medal if the act of heroism was performed while the member was in a leave or liberty status.
Applications or recommendations for the awarding of Lifesaving Medals, or requests for information pertaining to these awards, should be addressed to Commander (a) of the Coast Guard District where the incident took place.
Applications and recommendations for the award of a Lifesaving Medal may be submitted by or on behalf of the person making or attempting a rescue.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /lifesave.shtml   (806 words)

The Lifesaving Medal is the third-highest decoration awarded to any member of the Orange County Fire Authority.
The Lifesaving Medal shall be presented with a certificate of fine parchment paper with a short description of the lifesaving act.
“The Lifesaving Medal shall be awarded for acts that display anticipation, ingenuity, and participation in unexpected and/or unusual situations in the saving of a life.
www.ocfa.org /pages/ocfa.asp?filename=lifesavingmedal.asp   (367 words)

 Lifesaving Metal Winners
All four members of the Pendleton rescue crew were awarded the Coast Guard's Congressional Gold Lifesaving Medal, equivalent to the military's top medal for bravery, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Counting the "Gold Medal" crew that rescued 32 from the Pendleton, different units involved in the Fort Mercer rescue were also honored for bravery.
In all, five gold life-saving medals, four silver life-saving medals, and 15 commendation medals were awarded for a total of 24 citations for the two rescues.
www.uscglightshipsailors.org /lifesaving_metal_winners.htm   (2111 words)

 Awards | The Lifesaving Society AB & NWT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Awarded annually by the Commonwealth Council, the Mountbatten Medal honours the most courageous rescue in the Commonwealth.
As only one medal is awarded, the Mountbatten Medal Letter of Commendation recognizes other outstanding rescues that were nominated for the Mountbatten Medal.
A branch Rescue Award issued by the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories recognizing presence of mind in the face of adversity.
www.lifesaving.org /investiture/awards.htm   (273 words)

 Hull Lifesaving Museum
However, due to his unequaled lifesaving record, and c onsiderable petitioning by townspeople of Hull and his allies in the Service, the age restriction was waived.
The lifesavers’ extraordinary legacy, embodied in their motto, “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back,” is an enduring reminder of their commitment and valiant selflessness.
Medal: 1885, Humane Society Silver Medal for "brave and faithful service of more than 40 years in the lifeboats of the Humane Society," and $50
www.lifesavingmuseum.org /exhibits/joshjames.html   (725 words)

 The Dispatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
GILROY - The U.S. Coast Guard presented its highest lifesaving medal Wednesday morning to city police Capt. Scot Smithee, who single-handedly rescued seven people from beneath an overturned catamaran on March 8 in Hawaii.
The Coast Guard commandant awards the Gold Lifesaving Medal to someone who has put his or her life in immediate danger to save others from peril in U.S. waters.
Revised in 1949, the medal is made of solid gold.
www.gilroydispatch.com /news/contentview.asp?c=113810   (361 words)

 Eugene G. Ursual, Military Antiquarian Inc
Royal Humane Society Lifesaving medal awarded to Charles C. Flanagan of Lachine, Montreal, Canada.
He jumped from the bridge into the canal with his clothes on a height of 15 feet, dived and rescued her.
His bronze medal was sent to him by post on 2nd January, 1858.
www.medalsofwar.com /misc_html/lifesaving.html   (79 words)

The victim was taken to the hospital and admitted in critical condition for smoke inhalation and she did survive.
The merit medal is awarded to an officer who has consistently performed his or her duties under especially challenging circumstances and who has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, dedication o duty and high moral standards while performing those duties.
Even though the incident earning the officer this Medal occurred on December 29 th, 2003 he is being recognized this year since the last awards banquet occurred before this date.
www.santarosasheriff.org /news/jan05/AwardsBanquet2005.shtml   (2662 words)

 City of Airway Heights, Washington - Community Parks, Business Growth, Family Events
The Medal of Valor is the highest recognition of achievement presented by the Airway Heights Police Department.
The Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to employees who distinguish themselves with distinction and excellence, which has a substantial positive impact on the community or the police department.
The Lifesaving Medal is awarded to department employees who, by their immediate actions, have saved a human life under unusual and/or extraordinary circumstances.
www.cawh.org /employee_awards.asp   (262 words)

 Governor General to present Canadian Automobile Association Lifesaving Medal to two former students at Uptergrove ...
As Patron of the CAA and Chief Patroller of Canada, the Governor General will present the CAA/Governor General Lifesaving Medal to Matt Sexton and Amber Visser, two former students of Uptergrove Public School.
The former bus patrollers will receive the award for their quick reaction in helping to save the life of their bus driver, who had suffered a severe allergic reaction while operating a school bus.
The CAA/Governor General Lifesaving Medal is the highest award given to members of the School Safety Patrol Program.
www.gg.ca /media/doc.asp?lang=e&DocID=4361   (224 words)

 06-24-04 State Environmental Conservation Police Honored   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Officers receiving Medals for Achievement were Officer Paul Hilli of Goshen, Officer Todd Chemacki of and Officer John Hey of Milford.
The Lifesaving Medal is awarded to any officer who performs a heroic duty resulting in the saving of a person’s life or a valiant attempt to do so.
Officers receiving Lifesaving Medals were Officer William Myers of Chester and Officer Matthew Tomassone of Barkhamsted.
dep.state.ct.us /whatshap/press/2004/dg062404.htm   (1307 words)

 CT DEP: 02-22-05 State Environmental Conservation Police Honored   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A Lifesaving Medal is awarded to any person saving another person’s life or making a valiant attempt to do so.
A Lifesaving Medal award bar with a red cross will be permanently displayed on the officer’s uniform.
The Medal for Meritorious Service is awarded to any person who renders service beyond the ordinary course of duty with alertness, perseverance, or timely judgment in the performance of a difficult task which results in the protection of life, the recovery of stolen property, the
dep.state.ct.us /whatshap/press/2005/cr022205a.htm   (1805 words)

 KPUA.net - KPUA Hawaii News - Coast Guard to honor California man with lifesaving medal
Rear Admiral Charles D. Wurster is to present Scot Smithee with the Gold Lifesaving Medal the Gilroy Police Station in California, where Smithee is a police captain.
Smithee and his wife, Brenda, were on a snorkeling cruise on March 8th when high winds caused the 47-foot catamaran to capsize with eight other people, including two crew members, aboard.
The Coast Guard medal is rarely given -- in 130 years it's only been awarded 691 times.
www.kpua.net /news.php?id=2546   (198 words)

 St. John Ambulance Canada - Lifesaving Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The special lifesaving medal was "to be awarded for deed of gallantry on land, and under conditions which endangered the lives of the rescuers." In all the generations since, this prestigious award, The Gold St. John Lifesaving medal, has been awarded less than 100 times worldwide.
In recognition of heroic acts, a lifesaving medal may be bestowed upon those how have saved or attempted to save a life.
The three rescuers were awarded bronze medals for their extreme bravery.
www.sja.ca /english/about_us/awards   (955 words)

 African American Railroader Month
Established on Hatteras Island in the winter of 1878-79, the Pea Island station was originally manned by an all-white crew which failed to keep a proper lookout when a British bark went aground a short distance from the station.
Given an opportunity to prove themselves, the fl crew at Pea Island distinguished themselves with an exceptional esprit de corps that existed until closure of the station in 1947.
The crew of Pea Island Lifesaving Station was posthumously awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for saving the lives of nine persons aboard a sinking ship almost a century ago.
www.nscorp.com /nscorphtml/diversity/aarm/aarm05/lifesaving.html   (824 words)

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