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Firefighter honored at Colts v. Broncos game


**Galveston Firefighter Honored As Anthem Angel This Past Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Galveston, Ind. as a 2009 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. John Coonfield was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, December 13, for his outstanding contribution to the community.

John, nominated by Misty Coonfield, has been a Firefighter for the past 13 years

In addition to being a firefighter, John Coonfield, is also a paramedic and U.S. Marine. In 1998, John helped fight the Cole Hardwood fire in Logansport. In the same year, he helped the gown of Greentown when a tornado destroyed 12 homes, and damaged one school and 200 homes. John served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006. Before going to Iraq, John received the Navy Achievement Award, for saving three Marines' lives when a humvee crashed. He then went to Iraq, where he took care of the wounded. John's heroic acts have not gone unnoticed and are appreciated by all the persons he has touched.

In honor of Johns's heroism, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on, as well as recognition on-field recognition at the game.

"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.

Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2009 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit

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