Rony Monzon

Rony Monzon, right, receives the Medal of Heroism this week. (Phoenix Military Academy)

Teen Who Saved Girl From Gunfire Receives Military Honor

Rony Monzon has scars near his heart. He was seriously wounded in July when he protected his friend from what he said was gunfire meant for a gangbanger.

02/28/2013

Rony Monzon, a freshman at Phoenix Military Academy, saved a friend's life in July 2012 when a gunman shot at them as they sat on a porch in Brighton Park, and he jumped in front of the bullets. Rony has been named a "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine for his heroics. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Named A ‘Chicagoan Of The Year’ After Saving Friend From Gunfire

A teenager who was shot three times saving his friend’s life has been named one of the city’s “Chicagoans of the Year” by Chicago magazine.

CBS 2–12/05/2012

47th Place Shooting

Report: Girl Says She Is Alive Because Boy Jumped In Front Of Bullet

A 14-year old Chicago girl says she’s alive today because her 13-year old friend stood in front of her during a gang shooting on the city’s Southwest Side.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012