jerry920 sends us a link to WTVM which tells the story of 2LT James Lamoreaux who was walking with his wife along the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA, when they saw a commotion;
“The crowd was pointing at this little boy drifting down the river. He was yelling help. At that time, it gained my attention,” said Lamoreaux, “I made my way down the rocks and plunged in. Thankfully the current was strong enough where it was keeping me going straight towards him.”
If Lamoreaux didn’t jump in when he did, fire officials said the fast current combined with the cold temperature of the water would have probably been too much for the 9-year-old and his 15-year-old friend to overcome.
“Once we got past a certain rock, there was nothing else beyond that, other than the steps that were about 200 meters away,” he said. “I swam towards him, and thankfully, by the grace of God, I was able to get him and hold onto the rock.”
Category: Real Soldiers