Tag Archives: hero

Addison boy, 9, honored for saving grandfather who fell overboard | Bangor Daily News

Addison boy, 9, honored for saving grandfather who fell overboard | Bangor Daily News.

Teenage girl rescues three brothers in house fire considered total loss | Bangor Daily News

Teenage girl rescues three brothers in house fire considered total loss – Bangor Daily News.

Being a father, a ‘hero’ | Bangor Daily News

Being a father, a ‘hero’ | Bangor Daily News

Sabattus teens express pride in their veterans | Lewiston Sun Journal

SABATTUS — Erin Black thought she’d be OK introducing her dad, two uncles and an aunt to her school. But moments in, her throat closed and her words ceased.

“I don’t know what happened,” the 14-year-old said later, still choking back tears. Her dad, Gary Black, stood nearby. His eyes were red and puffy.

“I never get a chance to tell them how proud I am,” Erin said.

That’s what the annual Memorial Day service at Sabattus Central School was meant to do.

Fathers, grandfathers, cousins and friends — veterans all — stood by while their eighth-grader introduced them. The intro included years served and where. Then, the kids spoke about why they were proud.

Erin Black called her dad “an American hero.”

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Daniel Hartill in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Mainer joins elite crew of Medal for Valor recipient | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Mainer joins elite crew of Medal for Valor recipient | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

‘Angel’ helps save children after car plunges into river | Portland Press Herald

“Thank heavens Lisa was there.” – Charanay Pok of North Waterboro

Charanay Pok was desperately trying to unbuckle her two screaming children from their seats as icy water filled her car when an “angel” appeared to help.

Moments earlier, Pok’s 2009 Toyota Camry, with her two young children in the back seat, had crashed through a guardrail, flipped several times and plunged into the Little Ossipee River in Limerick.

Pok, 24, reached into knee-high water to retrieve her cell phone near her feet and call for help, but the phone was dead. She turned to try to unbuckle her son from his car seat, but it was stuck.

Suddenly, a woman appeared next to her car, knocking on the window to help.

“We found out later it was Lisa,” Pok said Friday.

Investigators for the York County Sheriff’s Department say that without the help of Lisa Boisvert of North Waterboro, Pok, her daughter Kisani, 3, and her son Tayven, 6 months, may not have escaped from the crash Thursday on New Dam Road in Limerick.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald.

North Waterboro woman risks life to save 2 children | MPBN

North Waterboro woman risks life to save 2 children | MPBN