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Local heroes honored by the American Red Cross

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Local heroes honored by the American Red Cross

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Oct 17, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The American Red Cross took time on Thursday to honor some ordinary people for doing extraordinary work in the community.

11 medals were awarded during the ceremony at the Paris Hotel.

That included two brothers who received the Youth Good Samaritan Award for rescuing their autistic brother from a house fire.

"It's good being called a hero, but I don't consider myself a hero because it's all for my brother and I did what I had to do," said Diego Avila.

Other community heroes came from law enforcement, firefighters, doctors and animal rescue groups.

The Red Cross said it is always hard to narrow down the nominations because there are so many deserving people.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.