Marine Springs Into Action and Saves Lives

Marine Corps remembers battle of Iwo Jima / Photo via the Marines

A barefoot Marine rescued a crash victim by kicking out the windshield of the man’s car, which was overturned in the middle of a highway in Orange County, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Joseph Maldonado, a recruiter, was on his way to work in Fullerton on Dec. 6 when he came across a three-car pileup, according to a Marine Corps statement issued Monday.

Maldonado had his windows rolled down and heard a man calling for help from an overturned red Mercedes, it said. According to the statement, the man was having a diabetic seizure.

“Us Marines always run to the call of help,” Maldonado said in a Facebook message Tuesday.

Read more at Stripes 

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