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    1st Marine Division Marines save motorcyclist's life [Image 1 of 5]

    1st Marine Division Marines save motorcyclist's life

    CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES

    10.05.2012

    Photo by Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez 

    1st Marine Division

    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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    Date Taken: 10.05.2012
    Date Posted: 10.05.2012 21:22
    Photo ID: 676670
    VIRIN: 121004-M-PH863-004
    Resolution: 3000x2100
    Size: 2.55 MB
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 

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