A 10-year-old California boy is being called a hero and he has a new medal to prove it.
Salem Palmer received the Mayor's Medal of Appreciation award for helping save the life of a fellow student who was choking on a piece of pizza during lunch.
"I was in the cafeteria and a kid was eating it while he was coming to throw his food away, then he was choking on it, so I went over and did the Heimlich."
Palmer said he's always wanted to be a paramedic and learned the life-saving technique during C-P-R training.
This isn't the first time he has come to the rescue.
Palmer was also recognized this summer by the fire department for helping save his neighbors home from a fire.