A Fort Campbell soldier’s quick thinking and action helped save the life of a 4-year old boy from certain death.
For her heroism, Specialist Katherine McIntire, an Army Medic assigned to the local post’s 1-94th Military Police Company was awarded an impact Army Achievement Medal yesterday for saving the boy’s life.
Company First Sergeant, Christopher Barnes says people think our job in the Army is focused on combat, but it is also about helping people.
First Sergeant Barnes then went onto say that Specialist McIntire was in the right place, at the right time, with the right training.
According to reports, Specialist McIntyre saved the toddler’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver after the boy started to choke on a piece of food that got lodged in his throat.
Following the January 13th ordeal, the 4-year old’s mother, who requested to remain anonymous, emailed McIntire’s commander to express her appreciation in saving her son’s life, while Specialist McIntire recently stated to Fort Campbell officials that she didn’t think twice about helping her neighbor in distress.