Thursday, April 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who lost her life while coming to the aid of a victim of domestic violence is one of 22 people honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.
The awards announced on Thursday honored Stacey Lynn Feiling of Mount Pleasant, who died in June, 2010, after stopping to rescue Janet Piper, who was fleeing her husband. But Piper's husband confronted Feiling and mortally wounded her, while Piper fled to safety.
Other medal winners honored were from Michigan, Canada, Vermont, Tennessee, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Nebraska, and Georgia. Among them were three New Jersey men who rescued two people from a burning van that had crashed.
Carnegie medalists or their heirs receive financial grants approved by the commission.