Citizen Honors Awardee
2022|Single Act of Heroism Award|Ocean City, MD
Medal of Honor Recipients selected Jonathan Bauer of Ocean City, Maryland as a 2022 Citizen Honors Award Honoree due to his conspicuous and selfless courage in service to his fellow Americans by going above and beyond the call of duty in aid to others.
Jonathan Bauer is selected for his singular act of heroism on May 2, 2021, when he jumped off a bridge to save a two-year-old child ejected from a vehicle during a multi-vehicle crash. When Bauer and his teenage daughter saw the toddler in the water below, he jumped 30 feet into the water to save her, with no regard for his own safety. Mr. Bauer’s selfless action that day reflects great credit upon himself, his family, and the state of Maryland.