The 10th Mountain Division's Sgt. Jacob Perkins was recognized by the Canadian government for his role in saving Canadian tourists from a burning bus on the New York State Thruway in 2011.

Perkins was in Ottawa Thursday to receive the Medal of Bravery from Canada's governor general.

Perkins was on leave when a tractor-trailer crashed into the tour bus, which then burst into flames. Perkins risked his own safety to pull a number of people to safety.

Perkins has already received the Soldier's Medal from the U.S. Army for his heroism.