Medals awarded in Louisiana
The Coast Guard awarded medals to four people for rescuing a woman and her dog from a sinking car during historic flooding in Louisiana last summer, a dramatic scene captured on video.
David Phung received a silver lifesaving medal during a ceremony Friday in Baton Rouge. Phung jumped off a boat and ripped open the top of a convertible to rescue Hailey Brouillette from a car sinking into floodwaters on August 16th then dipped down to save her poodle mix, Sassy.
Phung’s brother-in-law, Jason Dixon, 14-year-old Brandon Barrett, and WAFB-TV reporter Robbie Reynold received public service medals.