Medal of Valor

SSgt Marlana Watson, an Army Reservist, was given New York State's highest military honor for her actions following a drive by shooting. (Credit: CBS2)

Army Reservist Given Award For Life-Saving Actions After Drive-By Shooting

An Army reservist survived a tour in the Middle East, only to face danger at home. After facing fire as a medic, the last thing she expected was to hear gun fire near her home in Syracuse.


Firefighter John Curley

CBS2 Exclusive: Hero LI Firefighter Awarded ‘Medal Of Valor’ By Vice President Biden

The Vice President has honored a Long Island firefighter with the Medal of Valor for heroic actions in the line of duty, but if you ask the recipient he’ll say he did nothing special.


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Brooklyn Firefighter To Be Awarded Medal Of Valor

Ladder 132’s Peter Demontreux is one of 18 police officers, firefighters and public safety officers who will be awarded the Medal of Valor on Wednesday.