Heroic Tuscaloosa tow truck driver receives national medal for heroism after rescuing baby from burning car
While André Harris gave God all of the credit when he rescued a baby from a burning car back in July, it was Harris who was recognized on the national stage this weekend for his incredible act of heroism.
A few months ago, Yellowhammer News highlighted Harris’ bravery, and his inspiring testimony, after his now-famous act of courage.
On Saturday evening in Baltimore, Harris was awarded the American Towman Medal in a ceremony at the American Towman Show, according to the tow service that Harris works for in Tuscaloosa, Bambarger Wrecker Services.
Driver André L. Harris Sr. of Bambarger Wrecker Service was selected as an American Towman Medal recipient for actions in saving the life of 7 month old Demarcus Richardson from a burning car that had been involved in an accident. More info: https://t.co/Y75OKrOhpN @WaltMaddox pic.twitter.com/tgXp8zAEOl
— BambargerWreckerServiceInc. (@Bambarger_Inc) November 18, 2018
Bambarger noted that the prestigious medal honors “some of the most amazing acts in the annals of human rescue.”
The company’s post added, “Indiana Jones and Superman have nothing on the American Towman. The Medal Ceremony has evolved over the years into the March of the Heroes.”
You can read Yellowhammer News’ original article on Harris’ incredible story here.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn