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Marines honored for bravery during 1 October shooting

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 14:04:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two heroes received a rare honor this week for their bravery during the 1 October mass shooting.

Marine Sergeant Austin Cox and former Sergeant Michael Vura risked their lives to saves others during the tragedy, including 23- year-old Katrina Hannah who was shot twice in her neck and shoulder.

Sergeant Cox created a makeshift stretcher out of a gate and got Katrina to a hospital.

Both marines are from San Diego.

Katrina's mom honored her daughter's heroes at a special ceremony on April 29 at Camp Pendleton.

They each received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, which is the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism.

Today, Katrina is doing well. Her mother says she is doing mission work in Peru.