16 Jul '17, 1pm

CID agent receives Soldier's Medal for rescuing man from burning vehicle

CID agent receives Soldier's Medal for rescuing man from burning vehicle

A chief warrant officer received the Soldier's Medal on Thursday for saving the life of a man in a traffic accident last year. Then-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jesse Rhymes was driving near Tacoma, Washington, in January 2016 when the driver in front of him lost control of his Jeep Cherokee and the vehicle flipped several times, landing upside down in a ditch. "Obviously, I stopped my car and called 911," Rhymes, now a chief warrant officer 3, told Army Times on Thursday. "As soon as the car came to a rest upside down, the engine block was engulfed in flames." Rhymes said he looked inside and saw there were no passengers. The driver was upside down still in his seatbelt. The chief warrant officer started talking to the driver, who was slightly responsive. Another driver pulled up to help as the fire started to grow. Rhymes climbed into the smoke-filled vehicle and reached the ...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/cid-agent-receives-sol...

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