Lance Cpl. Taylor Janis risked his life to pull an 8-year-old boy named Matthew from a badly damaged vehicle.
in a head-on collision that claimed the lives of the boy’s mother, brother and a family friend, in addition to putting his 2-year-old sister in critical condition.
For his heroic actions, Janis was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Sept. 14 at his unit’s drill center in Syracuse, N.Y.
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