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Three Wyoming National Guard members named ‘Heroes Among Us’

Wyoming Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Runnells shakes hands with Major General Greg Porter (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

CASPER, Wyo. — Three members of the Wyoming National Guard have been named 2019 “Heroes Among Us.”

The awards are given to “Wyoming Military Department personnel who assist fellow citizens outside the scope of their military duties,” the Wyoming Military Department says.

Governor Mark Gordon and Major General Greg Porter gave out the awards on Nov. 2 in Cheyenne.

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These individuals were presented with the “Heroes Among Us” awards:

  • Wyoming Air National Guard Lt. Ruth Bowen, of Denver
  • Wyoming Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Allred, of Laramie
  • Wyoming Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Runnells, of Cheyenne

Bowen received the award for providing medical assistance following a five vehicle crash in Iowa.

Wyoming Air National Guard Lt. Ruth Bowen with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jackie Marshall)

“Bowen, a nurse in the 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, rendered medical aid after triaging the seven victims,” the Wyoming Military Department says.

Allred was presented the award “for his assistance with a domestic violence dispute in his neighborhood last month resulting in multiple charges against the suspect.”

Wyoming Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Allred, left, with Gordon and Major General Greg Porter (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jackie Marshall)

Runnells received the award for helping at the scene of an accident on the way to the Denver International Airport.

“His quick actions to assist a man thrown from one of the vehicles saved the man’s life,” the Wyoming Military Department says.

Runnells and Gordon salute. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jackie Marshall)

More photos are available on the Wyoming National Guard’s Flickr page.