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Six Norwich University cadets honored with life saving citation for their actions at Tunbridge Fair

During the recent Norwich University Family Weekend, Major General Mark Anarumo, Vermont State Militia, 24th President of Norwich University, presented the Life Saving Award to Cadet (CDT) Mathew Peate, CDT Mathew Czaja, CDT Sheamus Finnegan, CDT Jacob Turner, CDT Maggie Lim, and CDT James Culp.

On Saturday, September 17th, while volunteering at the Tunbridge Fair (Tunbridge, VT), the six members of the Corps of Cadets witnessed a food vendor’s wooden structure collapse.

Without any hesitation, the Cadets immediately responded by lifting the heavy metal roof of the structure to check to see if anyone was trapped or injured. A mother was screaming frantically because her young daughter was indeed trapped under the rubble.

Due to the quick actions of the Cadets, the child was pulled to safety and received medical attention once the Cadets lifted the structure off the ground. After reuniting the young girl with her family, the six Cadets cleared road access so emergency medical personnel could arrive on the scene.

The quick action, strength, and concern for others by these six Cadets have brought great credit upon themselves, The Arnold Air Society, Air Force ROTC Detachment 867, Naval ROTC Battalion, and Norwich University.

The Life Saving Citation is the highest award bestowed upon a Cadet.

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