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Red Cross honors 10 local heroes

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By Alana Cerrone 

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

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