Boy Scouts in King of Prussia awarded for heroism

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Two brothers from King of Prussia have been awarded one of The Boy Scouts? highest honors. (WPVI)

Two brothers from King of Prussia have been awarded one of The Boy Scouts' highest honors.

Patrick and James Shelton received the national Honor Medal for Heroism during a ceremony in Upper Merion on Saturday.

The teens witnessed a horrific crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last fall.

Without hesitation, they used their first aid skills to stabilize a badly injured mother and young daughter until paramedics arrived.

"It was probably the scariest night of both of our lives but we can attribute our Scouting training and first aid knowledge with our ability to respond in this emergency," said James.

"We were very grateful to be able to assist them in this very drastic time in their family," said Patrick.


The Boys Scouts of America's National Court of Honor cited the brothers for "unusual heroism at considerable risk of life."

The Berndt Family, who has since recovered from their very serious injuries, took part in the ceremony.


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