Local couple saves a life in Hawaii

HAWAII — Kendra and Jake Hittinger weren’t thinking about medals and honors when they saved the life of a drowning swimmer in Hawaii around Christmas. But receiving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, just five points away from a Medal of Honor, was a pleasant surprise for the local couple nonetheless. Jake, of…

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Tim Newcomb is the assistant editor of the Lynden Tribune. Email Tim at tim@lyndentribune.com. Follow the Tribune on Twitter at @LyndenTribune.