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.
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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.
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