Army Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos
When he was a boy, Joseph Gallegos once found a hawk with a broken wing, nursed it back to health and let it go.
When he was working for the U.S. Forest Service in 2007, Gallegos came across a burning truck, saw a man inside and pulled him to safety. Gallegos — the lifesaver — took jobs as a firefighter, an ambulance driver and a policeman.
He served four years in the active Army. Later, he joined the New Mexico National Guard.