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1st Marine Division Marines save motorcyclist's life

Staff Sgt. Javier Acosta, a platoon sergeant with Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, was on his usual commute home to Hemet, Calif., when he jumped into action and used his combat life saving skills to save an injured motorcyclist's life on Sept. 27, 2012. Sergeant Ronny Pool, a platoon sergeant with Headquarters and Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and 29-year-old native of De Soto, Kan., and Acosta, a native of Santa Clarita, Calif., were the first to respond to the scene after the man sustained life threatening injuries after crashing his motorcycle on the back of a pick up truck. Pool used a Marine Corps Martial Arts belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on the man's severed leg. With the aid of their combat life saving skills, Acosta and Pool were able to stop the man's bleeding and treat for shock until paramedics arrived on scene.

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This work, 1st Marine Division Marines save motorcyclist's life [Image 1 of 5], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.05.2012

Date Posted:10.05.2012 21:07

Photo ID:676670



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