(e.g. yourname@email.com)

Forgot Password?

    Or login with Facebook

    Parris Island Marine Awarded For Rescue in Car Crash Incident

    Parris Island Marine Awarded For Rescue in Car Crash Incident

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters | Lance Cpl. Angel Paneca is awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by...... read more read more

    PARRIS ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES

    08.01.2019

    Story by Sgt. Dana Beesley 

    Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island       

    In the midst of a fatal incident, an observer might normally weigh their options before jumping to assist. For Lance Cpl. Angel A. Paneca, the decision to help a stranger in need was an easy one.

    On July 7, 2019, Paneca, a travel clerk with Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s Finance Section, witnessed a fatal car crash involving two vehicles. The occupants in the vehicle that was hit died instantly, and the other vehicle caught on fire, trapping the driver. Without hesitation, Paneca ran to the nearest gas station to retrieve a fire extinguisher; after putting out the fire, Paneca remained with the entrapped driver until first responders arrived at the crash site and take the driver to immediate care.

    In an awards ceremony on August 1st, Paneca was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal by Headquarters and Service Battalion Commander Col. Sean C. Kileen for his actions, initiative, and compassion towards a complete stranger whom could have perished alone.

    LEAVE A COMMENT

    NEWS INFO

    Date Taken: 08.01.2019
    Date Posted: 08.02.2019 09:22
    Story ID: 334219
    Location: PARRIS ISLAND, SC, US 

    Web Views: 103
    Downloads: 0
    Podcast Hits: 0

    PUBLIC DOMAIN