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    Navy Recruiters perform Life-saving Skills on Shooting Victim

    Navy Recruiter performs Life-saving Skills on Shooting Victim

    Photo By Burrell Parmer | SAN ANTONIO - (Nov. 6, 2020) Information Systems Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class...... read more read more



    Story by Burrell Parmer 

    Navy Recruiting Command

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Nov. 6, 2020) When aboard ship or ashore, Sailors are expected to be able to react to any situation, ranging from enemy engagement to applying medical care to an injured shipmate.

    For two Sailors assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) San Antonio, their Naval training kicked in the afternoon of Nov. 5, after a shooting near a local high school.

    Navy recruiters Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Brandon Rodriguez, of San Antonio, and Information Systems Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Robert Davis, of San Antonio, had concluded a school visit to Highlands High School. Upon driving away from the school, they witnessed a shooting of a man outside his residence.

    After hearing the gun shots, the recruiters cautiously approached the residence and saw the victim laying in the driveway after which they instructed the neighbors to call 911.

    The recruiters began to apply pressure to the wound and treat the victim for shock until emergency medical services arrived five minutes later.

    “We happen to be in the right place at the right time,” said Davis, whose been recruiting for 18 months. “The basic life-saving skills we attained in the Navy definitely prepared us for the moment.”

    “I knew we could do something,” said Rodriguez, who received basic medical training while aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). “Our initial thoughts were on the whereabouts of the shooter, but we knew we had to act fast.”

    After EMS arrived, the Sailors reported the observations of the incident the San Antonio Police.

    NTAG San Antonio’s area of responsibility includes more than 30 Navy Recruiting Stations and Navy Officer Recruiting Stations spread throughout 144,000 square miles of Central and South Texas territory.



    Date Taken: 11.06.2020
    Date Posted: 11.06.2020 16:33
    Story ID: 382563
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 
    Hometown: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US

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