• Ohio Boy Scout wins national honor for saving friend trapped under tree

    By: Bob D Angelo , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    HARRISON, Ohio -

    An Ohio Boy Scout who helped save a fellow scout was honored Wednesday night with the organization’s National Medal of Merit Award, WCPO reported.

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    Brandon Klotter was sleeping on June 13 when he heard calls of distress from fellow scout Max Kramer, who was pinned under a tree that had fallen on their tent at Camp Michaels in Union, Kentucky.

    “I'm not going to lie,” the 14-year-old told WCPO. “I was pretty scared.”

    Klotter ran barefoot for a quarter-mile in the dark and rain to find help for Kramer. Emergency crews helped free the boy, who suffered two broken ribs, a lacerated lung and a shattered spleen, WCPO reported.

    “I felt there was a lot of little things that happened that kind of came together in the end and made it a miracle,” said Kramer, who pinned the medal on Klotter. “I’m really excited for (Klotter). I just feel like he really does deserve (the medal).”

    Klotter downplayed his role.

    "I feel like in this case, anyone could have done what I did if they were put into it," he said.

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