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3 years 5 months ago

Surrounded by heroes

Last week, 24-year-old Blakelee Garrett almost did not live to see another day. While working on a construction site, he was seriously injured while using an angle grinder with a diamond blade, which impaled him in the upper leg after it caught on a piece of metal. The injury...

3 years 11 months ago

Hometown Hero Dinner 2-3-2011

The Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner Event is an American Red Cross fundraiser that honors individuals and organizations who exemplify courage, kindness, and unselfish character through their acts of heroism in our local community. Heroes who have saved a life or helped make a life better within the last 18 months...

4 years 5 months ago

Hometown honors fallen Fort Carson soldier

About 1,000 mourners filled a northern Indiana school auditorium for the funeral of a 26-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan. Army Spc. Chad Clements was deployed from Fort Carson. Firefighters used two snorkel trucks to hoist a garrison-sized flag over the entrance to Huntington North High School for Sunday's funeral for...

4 years 10 months ago

Ft. Carson soldier awarded Bronze Star

The military's Bronze Star Medal with Valor is a rare honor. Wednesday afternoon it was awarded to Corporal Helen Ruhl with Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team. It's a bittersweet honor for Cpl. Ruhl. "It's a horrible way to earn a wonderful award." she says. The award stems from...

5 years 5 months ago

Families gather at firefighter memorial

Final preparations were made, Friday, for Saturday's ceremony at the National Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs. Family of the fallen heroes have been arriving in town all week, and many spent the day at the memorial. The memorial ceremony begins at 1p.m. Saturday, at Memorial Park.

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