LTC Jean G. Larned saving the world

| February 14, 2018 | 13 Comments

Chief Tango sends a link to the story of LTC Jean G. Larned. He was returning home from work at the Pentagon in December when he came across an automobile accident on a rural road in Fauquier County, Virginia.

When Larned pulled over, he found the driver to be unconscious. After calling emergency services, Larned spent the next 15 minutes holding the driver’s head to stabilize him. The man was transported by helicopter to a local hospital after emergency workers pulled him from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. They credited Larned with saving the driver’s life by calling 911 and stabilizing the driver until they could arrive.

“LTC Larned is a real hero, who helped a total stranger in his time of need,” said Piggee, the deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Logistics. “He was being nice to someone, and we can all learn from his act of kindness. He also selflessly put himself in danger, as a cloud of dust surrounded the truck and he could smell gasoline in the air.”

The driver he rescued is still recovering.

Category: Real Soldiers

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  1. Jay says:

    By the looks the LTC was a former Marine. Semper Fi and BZ!

  2. 2banana says:

    Just how long is the commute from the Pentagon to Fauquier County, Virginia with typical DC traffic?

    • Tallywhagger says:

      As long as it ever was.

      We find our joy and blessings, as and where we find them.

      Even if it’s only 16 hours out of a week, living in Fauquier County beats the hell out of Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery or PG County. Particularly if there are children involved.

      However, your point is poignantly understood.

  3. Graybeard says:

    May the likes of LTC Jean G. Larned continue to prosper and thrive.

    Thank you, sir.

  4. HMC Ret says:

    Quite possibly saved the driver from becoming paralyzed by stabilizing his head. You done good, sir.

    • Mason says:

      Or outright saved him. Not sure if they’re just stories, but I’ve had EMS-types tell stories about people walking around after an accident thinking they’re fine, until they turn their head and bam, dead. Maybe you’ve head or seeing similar, Chief.

      • UpNorth says:

        In the 12 years I did the police-EMT gig, I had that happen once. The guy who had been driving and go a horrible case of whiplash was standing over on the sidewalk, and when he was pointed out to us as the driver, he stepped off the curb, turned to look to see if there was traffic and dropped right there. The M.E. said he was dead before anyone got to him. Which the cardiac monitor confirmed.

  5. Mason says:

    Car accidents can be nasty. BZ to the LTC for helping out.

    Wear your seatbelt. Every fatal or serious injury accident I worked, they weren’t belted in. I’ve seen several rollovers, collisions with semis, and other major crashes where one or both cars were unrecognizable, but the belted occupants were sore but up and walking.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    From the article:
    “LTC Jean G. Larned, assigned to the Pentagon since May 2017, was returning from a medical logistics meeting on the evening of Dec. 14, 2017 when he witnessed the accident and went to assist the driver.”

    Talk about the right time and place! That’s one very lucky driver crasher.

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