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2 children who died saving others among 21 Carnegie Heroes

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -

Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the winners Tuesday.

Eleven-year-old Natalie Renee Martin of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, died saving one sibling and trying to save two others in a house fire. And 10-year-old Kiera Vera Larsen of El Cajon, California, died pushing a toddler away from a moving car.

The commission investigates stories of heroism and awards medals and cash several times a year. It has given away $38.7 million to 9,914 awardees or their families since 1904. It's named for steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, who endowed the fund after being inspired by stories of mining disaster rescues.

To find a full list of the awardees and their stories, click here

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