The Kiwanis International Foundation awards the Robert P. Connelly Medal of Heroism to an individual who has risked or given their life to save someone else. The 2014 recipient of the award is Shun Gen, who saved a boy from drowning.
The Robert P. Connelly medal
has honored more than 600 individuals, each of whom has exemplified the supreme sacrifice given by Connelly, who lost his life while trying to save a woman who had fallen in the path of an oncoming commuter train. Shun Gen was nominated by the Senshu, Osaka, Kiwanis Club, and he will receive his award at the Kiwanis International convention in Japan.
Read more about Shun Gen’s sacrifice in the Kiwanis International convention blog