Student honored for helping others

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Gibsonton, Florida -- A Bay area student was honored today for helping to save the life of someone involved in an automobile crash.

East Bay High School junior Alec Leslie received the ROTC Medal for Heroism during a special ceremony. The J-ROTC cadet placed himself in danger last October while assisting Brian McNutt on I-75 near Big Bend Road.

Cadet Leslie even kept in contact with the accident victim during his recovery.

The ROTC Medal for Heroism is the highest Department of the Army medal awarded exclusively to Army ROTC cadets who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism.

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