Small Child Saved From Drowning
The US Navy Corpsman is often regarded as the ray of light for Marines in a combat zone. They provide critical emergency services and lifesaving care for Marines requiring combined medical services, and on the spot emergency services for Marines that are wounded.
Recently a US Navy Corpsman was on the scene and in position to save the life of an Iraqi Child. A child was pulled from the water and in his fathers arms when the soldiers with Task Force 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1 came by on a routine joint forces dismounted patrol.
The soldiers saw the limp child, and Navy Chief Petty Officer Roger Buck ran to the child. He is a 34 year old battalion medical corpsman assigned to RCT 1 and he grabbed the child and began to administer CPR.
The boy immediately began to respond, and coughed up water, and regained consciousness. The boy was rushed to a local field hospital, where he was given follow up care.
?We are very proud, he did everything right,? said Gunnery Sergeant John Schindlmeier. Sgt. Schindlmeier is a platoon leader with Lava Dog Assessment Reaction Team, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. ?His actions reflect with excellence on the US Military and the Marine Corps,? said Sgt. Schindlmeier.
Chief Buck insists that he was merely in the right place at the right time. ?I only did what I was trained to do,? said Chief Buck.