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Spirit of the Springs Award Presentation by Mayor Bach
Wednesday, March 06, 2013


Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Air Force Academy Cadet 3rd Class Garrett O’ Hanlon. The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 7th at 11:30 a.m. at the Air Force Academy.

Cadet O'Hanlon performed an amazingly heroic act while visiting his sister in New York City.  Waiting for the subway, he witnessed a man who fell onto the tracks. He immediately jumped down and ran to the aid of the bleeding, unconscious man. With the help of two other men, they hoisted the injured man onto the platform and then frantically made their way up. Cadet O’Hanlon, with the help of others, saved this man’s life.

Please note:  For all media, gate call will be at 11:30 a.m. at the North Gate Parking Lot of the Air Force Academy. All media please RSVP John Van Winkle, Air Force Academy prior to the event. His direct number is 719-333-7593 or

719-330-5914.