The American Red Cross honored 10 local heroes at a breakfast Friday morning.
Among the heroes are a military sergeant who sacrificed his life to save a child, two 17-year-old boys who rescued seven people from drowning, a dog that saved the life of a US Marine, an off-duty firefighter who brought a 72-year-old man back to life, and a longtime Red Cross volunteer who has been inspiring Rhode Island youth.
The breakfast, at the Omni Providence Hotel, recognizes everyday individuals who show extreme acts of kindness and courage.
Pictured, from left to right, are:
Cody Arsenault, Life Saving Hero Award
State Trooper Roupen Bastajian, Community Resilience Hero Award
Officer Richard Corderio, First Responder Hero Award
Rafael Gardiner, Youth Services Hero Award
Military Dog Earl O'Keefe, Animal Rescue Hero Award
Christina Pilkington, Spirit of the Red Cross Hero Award
Lieutenant David Reed, First Responder Hero Award
Mac Walsh, Life Saving Hero Award
Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill, Military Valor Hero Award, In Memoriam
Army Sgt. Dennis P. Weichel, Jr., Military Valor Hero Award, In Memoriam