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Highland Park Firefighter to Receive Medal of Valor for Saving Man's Life

Firefighter Christopher Gottschalk will receive the award on May 6 for saving a man's life in December.

Credit: Patch.com
Credit: Patch.com
Highland Park firefighter Christopher Gottschalk will be awarded the Medal of Valor for saving a man's life by pulling him unconscious from a house fire in December, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 

The victim was initially listed in critical condition from smoke inhalation but has since recovered, the paper reported. Gottschalk will receive the award in early May. 

The Chicago Sun-Time has more on this story


You know Walter, sometimes accolades come in the form of a batch of chocolate chip cookies, a few large pizzas for the station, or even stuffing a hunge in the boot for burn victims. All I'm saying is most of them are pretty humble. Btw, I was getting worried about you goomba, you must have been busy lately:)
FaceOnMars March 30, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Ditto re: what Moe says!
Anywho, congratulations Christopher Gottschalk on a job well done! I'm sure the man that you saved will be forever grateful. Always remember, little fire, little hose. Big fire, big hose.
Jordan S. Zoot March 31, 2014 at 01:37 PM
...and now for the important question..do they let firemen concealed carry :)
Jordan S. Zoot March 31, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Wondering to see if anyone thinks I wasn't being sarcastic.

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