2 children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the winners Tuesday.

Eleven-year-old Natalie Renee Martin of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, died saving one sibling and trying to save two others in a house fire. And 10-year-old Kiera Vera Larsen of El Cajon, California, died pushing a toddler away from a moving car.

The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash several times a year. It has given away $38.7 million to 9,914 awardees or their families since 1904. It’s named for steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, who endowed the fund after being inspired by stories of mining disaster rescues.