The Marine Corps Times tells the story of Lance Corporal Patrick Sammon. The Marine was leaving a liquor store when he heard a car crash. He ran towards the sound and found that one of the drivers was unconscious. Sammon pulled him from the automobile moments before the car burst into flames. The electrician stationed at Miramar also pulled the other driver from danger.
Sammon doesn’t see himself as a hero, though, and is a bit overwhelmed at the media attention he’s received.
“Any civilian could have done the same thing,” he said. “I think it’s more about being a good human being.”
Sammon returned to duty Monday to take a Humvee driving test.
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