Nickie Armon Bruno
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- December 18, 2023
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Nickie Bruno was an outstanding student and athlete at Kulpmont High School. He and fellow Honoree Mike Lashendock co-captained the 1951 Kulpmont High School Football Team which won the Eastern Conference Championship.
Nickie was a terrific two way tackle under coaches Bob Balent and Ed Stavenski at Kulpmont. He was good enough to make Honorable Mention on the 1951 AP All State Football Squad.
He received a number of college offers and accepted a grant to play at Mansfield State University. He had an exceptionally promising career cut short when he died in 1954 attempting to save the life of another person.
On May 26, 1954, he attempted to rescue a young man from an excavation cave-in in Lewistown, Penna. He himself died from injuries sustained in the futile rescue attempt. His parents, Armon and Mary Bruno, received the Carnegie Medal for Heroism posthumously as a result of his Heroism.