1 month ago 13-year-old Virgil Smith (Swipe Left) used an air mattress to save 17 of his neighbors from the floodwaters of #HurricaneHarvey.
Now the neighborhood hero of Dickinson, Texas has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Young Hero Award for the incredible act of courage and selflessness that he demonstrated on August 26, 2017.
Since that day, Smith has also received several local awards, including an award from the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, the Texas city where Smith now attends school. Smith was awarded the Young Hero Award last Friday during a special ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.
Congratulations, Virgil! Your courage and bravery is an inspiration to us all. - @iamReGGo#BreakingNews#News#InstaNEWS#HometownHero#HoustonFlood#HOUNews#HTown#Hurricane#TrendingNews#VirgilSmith#PositiveBlackNews