Local man to get Carnegie medal for saving toddler

March 21, 2012 7:55:32 AM PDT
The Carnegie Fund will recognize a man from Montgomery County who's being hailed a hero for helping save a toddler from a burning truck.

We first told you about Thomas Porter's heroic actions last year. At the time, he'd heard a crash near his home and jumped in his truck to go help.

He found a wrecked pickup on fire with a little girl strapped in her car seat. Porter freed the toddler and took her to safety.

Today, he will be honored along with 20 other people.