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Brad's Beat: Joplin Man Honored for His Heroism

A Joplin man receives the highest award possible from the Boy Scouts for his bravery.
JOPLIN, MO.--- A Joplin man receives the highest award possible from the Boy Scouts for his bravery. Matt Hutchinson was working in the cafeteria at St. John's Hospital when the May 22nd tornado hit. He shuffled half a dozen people into a closet to take shelter. 

He also held Kourtney Grisham and her one year old baby as the strong winds hit. For his bravery, he will will receive the Honor Medal with Crossed Palms. No one in the area has ever received it in the 75 year history of the award. Matt says his training as a Boy Scout prepared him, but he still doesn't think he's a hero. 

"I don't think I'm a hero. I did what anyone that had the training I did would of done," said Matt Hutchinson, Boy Scout Hero. 

"He's my favorite kind of hero. He not only won't credit himself, he credits what he's learned in the Boy Scouts," said Kourtney Grisham, Saved by Matt. 

Matt will receive his award in two weeks at Camp Crowder. Kourtney will be there to help him admit he is a hero. 

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