A Fort Bragg soldier received the Soldier’s Medal on Wednesday for his actions during a Humvee accident in December 2016.
Spc. Elvis Romero was on his way to physical fitness training when he saw a Humvee collide with another soldier’s vehicle at an intersection on the North Carolina-based post. It was a rainy day around 5:45 a.m., and a vehicle had turned left at the intersection as the Humvee drove straight.
After the collision, Romero jumped out of his car and ensured the occupants of the Humvee weren’t injured, according to his Soldier’s Medal citation. When he confirmed they were fine, he ran to the other soldier’s vehicle, whose engine block had smashed in far enough to trap the driver’s legs.
Romero, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with the 3-58th Airfield Operations Battalion, worked with Sgt. Jeffrey Rose, who also witnessed the crash, to get the unconscious driver out of his vehicle as a fire was growing around the engine block.