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Legion honors hero firefighters
Capt. Chris Whitehead of the Statesboro Fire Department, seated, and firefighter Steven Morris helped save the life of a 12-year-old boy when responding to a fire in December. The two were honored by American Legion Post 90 Thursday night.
With a handshake and earnest ‘thank-you,' honorary plaques and medals were passed from one hero's hands to another's Thursday night. Captain Chris Whitehead and Firefighter Second-Class Steven Morris, of the Statesboro Fire Department, stood before a room of war veterans - ironically nervous - as each was honored by the American Legion Post 90 for valor displayed in the line of duty. The firefighters were recognized for saving the life of a 12-year-old boy, who had become trapped, unconscious, in his burning Lydia Lane home in December.
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