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FedEx Express Honors Humanitarian Award Recipients; Nearly 70 Employees to Receive Commendation for Outstanding Community Efforts

Published 10-24-02

Submitted by FedEx OLD

MEMPHIS, Tennesee - Sixty-eight FedEx Express employees will receive the company's Humanitarian Award, which rewards employees whose special acts, particularly in life-threatening situations, promote human welfare and community responsibility. Of this group, 18 recipients will be recognized for their efforts surrounding September 11.

"These honorees exemplify the best attributes of the human spirit," said David J. Bronczek, president and CEO of FedEx Express. "Their unselfish actions are an inspiration to all of us. FedEx is enormously proud to have them as employees."

From assisting with life-saving rescues to stopping crimes in progress, these FedEx Express employees have redefined the phrase "above and beyond the call of duty" over the past year. Tonight they will be honored with the company's Humanitarian Award. FedEx Express will celebrate these recipients' unmatched concern for members of their communities and their commitment to exceed the expectations of their jobs - at a company where exemplary customer service is a top priority.

Following are several examples of 2002 Humanitarian Award recipients:

Edward F. Heussler, Courier, Mechanicsville, VA.

Recognized by his community for his gallant and dedicated service to others in need, Heussler risked his life in an attempt to save a stranger. While driving on his route, Heussler noticed smoke and flames coming from a house. Without hesitation, he rushed inside the house to aid a woman trapped inside. During the rescue attempt, Heussler's clothes caught fire, and he was forced from the burning home. His selfless actions resulted in life-threatening second- and third-degree burns to more than 45 percent of his body.

Teodoro Alvarez and Thomas B. Simpson, Senior Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Memphis, Tenn.

A colleague of Alvarez and Simpson became unconscious while at work. Before emergency personnel arrived, the two began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Alvarez performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, while Simpson began cardiac massage and administered oxygen to help restore the colleague's breathing and heart rate. Their quick actions saved the colleague's life.

Pamela A. Andrews, Handler, Anchorage, AK

While on her route, Andrews noticed that three wild moose had surrounded a group of children walking home from school. The moose were blocking the children's walking trail. Andrews acted quickly by placing her truck between the moose and the children. She then left her truck to walk the children to safety.

Idalia Wyatt, Courier, Grand Prairie, TX

After delivering a package to an apartment complex, Wyatt encountered a lost child standing outside, crying and wearing only pajamas in the 19-degree weather. After several attempts to locate the child's parents, Wyatt contacted someone at the apartment office for assistance. Together they were able to return the boy to his father, who was unaware that his son had wandered away.

In addition to recognizing Humanitarian Award recipients, FedEx will acknowledge 31 employees with Golden Falcon Awards. This award honors employees who demonstrate exceptional on-the-job performance or conduct unselfish acts that enhance FedEx customer service. This year's Humanitarian and Golden Falcon Award recipients include representatives from 30 different states.

Bronczek and other FedEx senior executives will present the 99 recipients with their awards this evening in Memphis at the company's annual Humanitarian and Golden Falcon Awards banquet at the Peabody Hotel.

About FedEx Corp.

With annual revenues of $21 billion, FedEx Corp. is the premier global provider of transportation, e-commerce and supply chain management services. The company offers integrated business solutions through a network of subsidiaries operating independently, including: FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company; FedEx Ground, North America's second largest provider of small-package ground delivery service; FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. provider of regional less-than-truckload freight services; FedEx Custom Critical, North America's largest provider of expedited time-critical shipments; and FedEx Trade Networks, a provider of customs clearance, international freight forwarding and trade facilitation.

EDITOR'S NOTE - Following is a complete listing of 2002 Humanitarian Award recipients.

2002 Humanitarian Award Recipients

Teodoro Alvarez, Memphis, TN
Pamela A. Andrews, Anchorage, AK
Robert A. Astin, Raynham, MA
Bennie A. Barnes, Atlanta, GA
Darryl A. Bell, Memphis, TN
Denise L. Blankenship, Pensacola, FL
Todd A. Boudreau, Medford, MA
Sally E. Brugnola, Victorville, CA
Carlos P. Bush, Bridgeport, WV
Daniel J. Butler, Memphis, TN
Chris Campbell, Mount Laurel, NJ
Claudia E. Capurro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jerome D. Clemmons, Montrose, CO
Joseph D. Coulter, Reading, PA
May H. Courtion, Uvalde, TX
Richard L. Crenshaw, Orlando, FL
Dorothy J. Criswell, Memphis, TN
Kathleen T. Dempsey, Londonderry, NH
Anthony Donato, Branchburg, NJ
John J. Downey, New York, NY
William T. Dralle, Menands, NY
John A. Ehrhardt, Oxnard, CA
Bradley D. Eichorn, Middletown, PA
Anthony M. Finocchiaro, Oriskany, NY
David J. Fischer, Boise, ID
Grover Flood, Charlotte, NC
Franklin J. Gala, Rochester, NY
John A. Gennardo, Jamaica, NY
Robert L. Gibson, Springdale, AR
Jacqueline N. Gilbert, Memphis, TN
Steven S. Griffiths, Columbus, GA
Adam Q. Hale, New York, NY
Glenn T. Hall, Mahwah, NJ
Philip O. Hamill, Columbus, GA
Roneil K. Harisaran, New York, NY
Edward F. Heussler, Mechanicsville, VA
David A. Hickox, Springfield, IL
David M. Keel, Batesville, MS
Thomas Klimkowski, Hicksville, NY
Aivars Loginovs, New York, NY
Vincent J. Lukowski, Madison, WI
Erik C. Mann, York, PA
Kimber L. Morton, Lewiston, ID
Stephen A. Mulligan, New York, NY
Kevin J. Murphy, West Springfield, VA
Kevin R. Oswald, Romulus, MI
Susan A. Ourfalian, Memphis, TN
Michael A. Payne, Memphis, TN
Michael A. Peluso, New York, NY
Kenneth E. Pruitt Jr., Asheville, NC
Todd E. Rodgers, Freeland, MI
Duane M. Schoenborn, Fargo, ND
Traci J. Scroggins, Pasco, WA
Robert P. Senkus, New York, NY
Thomas B. Simpson, Memphis, TN
Curtis Spears, South Boston, MA
Johnny St. Louis, New York, NY
Jerry K. Summers, Jonesboro, AR
Francis B. Wakely Jr., New York, NY
Kenneth L. Ware, Abilene, TX
Eric J. Warnders, New York, NY
Howard G. Willis, New York, NY
Frank D. Wilson Jr., Richland, MS
Tracey A. Witting, Fort Worth, TX
Henry J. Woodson, Riviera Beach, FL
Timothy A. Worley, Vero Beach, FL
Idalia Wyatt, Grand Prairie, TX

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