An Army soldier and a Navy corpsman helped save the life of a seriously injured motorcyclist in San Antonio, Texas, by applying first aid until emergency crews arrived.
A Navy corpsman and an Army soldier helped save the life of a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a crash in San Antonio, Texas. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class William Peeler, who was driving home from work, saw the accident and rushed to help the injured motorcyclist, using his medical kit to apply two tourniquets to stop the bleeding. Army Reserve soldier Lance Burkeen also stopped to help and worked with Peeler to provide first aid to the injured man until emergency medical crews arrived on the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition as of March 24. This is not the first time that service members have used their training to help those in need, demonstrating the importance of first-aid training.