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Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder present the Medal of Valor to Firefighter Peter Demontreaux of the New York City Fire Department
WASHINGTON — A Brooklyn firefighter - who fought his way through 1,000-degree heat to rescue a trapped brownstone resident - will get the nation's highest award for a public-safety officer at a Washington ceremony today.
Peter Demontreux, who had previously been honored with a New York Post Liberty Medal, will receive the Medal of Valor from Vice President Joe Biden, the White House said.
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