Lance Corporal Patrick Sammon saving the world

| January 15, 2016

Patrick Sammon

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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  1. Skippy says:

    HOOOAH !!!!!!!

  2. Tony180a says:

    Good job Marine!

  3. HMC Ret says:

    Some of my best duty was serving as a Corpsman with the Marines. They knew what they were about. I hope that is still the case.
    Well done, young man. Props …

  4. NR Pax says:

    And the hand sign of the Terminal Lance is now in the media. Bravo, youngster.

  5. Animal says:

    “The Marine was leaving a liquor store…” Classic. Well done Marine.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Is of legal age to purchase alcohol? Did he have a Liberty buddy with him? How was he planning to return to base after drinking. Before he gets the accolades, we need a command investigation. This could reflect negatively on the Marine Corps and the Naval Service.

  6. CE2(SCW) says:

    “The Marine was leaving a liquor store…” That tells the whole story, but I hope he was able to save his purchases too! Good Job Marine!

  7. Pinto Nag says:

    A fine young Marine, and a job well done!

  8. Grimmy says:

    I do agree with him. In my own words, rushing to the aid of those in danger is one of the basic requirements of a citizen vs the avoidance of the peasant property of a crown type mindset.

    • Medic09 says:

      Of course, but many, many civilians just hesitate and aren’t prepared in their gut to jump into action. Military folks have it drilled into their minds and bodies that this is how to respond. Maybe Marines especially, where every Marine is a rifleman first.

  9. OC says:

    Bravo Zulu Marine!

  10. Airdale (AW) USN says:

    Outstanding job!!!