Locals selected for flight with Golden Knights
Rob Mitchell, a student at Auburn Montgomery is 18.
He was nominated by Jerry Watkins, the principal at East Memorial Christian Academy in Prattville, where Mitchell volunteers.
The Millbrook resident is also a volunteer fireman in Millbrook and active in his church in Montgomery.
On his way home along Main Street in Millbrook last spring, he noticed smoke coming from windows of a two-story home. He stopped his truck and entered the home. He found an elderly man who was nearly unconscious and brought him outside before the fire department arrived, likely saving his life, according to the nomination packet.
Michael P. Whaley is the battalion commander of the Prattville Fire Department.
He was home with his family when an F-3 tornado hit the city. Once the tornado passed, he reported for duty and helped coordinate the response and relief efforts.
Whaley has been a member of the department since 1994.