With his name in lights on the Jumbotron, Michael Mabee drew crowd applause as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Lowell Spinners game this week. Mr. Mabee was honored at Edward A. LeLacheur Park as a hero in Hanscom Federal Credit Union’s annual Heroes Among Us celebration, a program that recognizes U.S. military veterans nominated by the community.
“Michael served in the U.S. Army and reserves for over 25 years,” noted Paul Marotta, Chairman of the Board for Hanscom FCU. “Of special note is the work he did to save a life and help many others at the World Trade Center on 9/11. We are grateful for his service and are honored to recognize him as a hero.”
Mr. Mabee was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal for Heroism by the U.S. Army and the Secretary's Valor Award by the Labor Department for his actions at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As the twin towers came down around them, Mr. Mabee and a colleague rescued a disabled person. Mr. Mabee then continued to help for the next 24 hours at a makeshift hospital, using his training as a paramedic and police officer.
During his service, Michael Mabee served two wartime deployments to Iraq and two humanitarian service missions in Guatemala, earning a combat action badge and a Bronze Star Medal. He achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the Army Reserves.
Currently Mr. Mabee is assistant regional administrator of the Whistleblower Protection Program for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He is also a national trainer for the Department of Labor investigators.
Hanscom FCU’s annual Heroes Among Us program takes place throughout the Lowell Spinners baseball season. Those who are chosen for the honor spend an evening at the ball park with family and friends – enjoying batting practice, food, and a grand view of the game from a luxury box.
Please join us in congratulating Michael!
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