25th CAB crew chief helps motorist from burning car

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

1st Lt. Samantha Jewell
25th Combat Aviation Brigade
25th Infantry Division

HONOLULU — A Tropic Lightning Soldier from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, was recently recognized by the Honolulu Fire Department.

Spc. Juan Sepulveda was commended by the HFD after witnessing an accident and assisting a victim from a burning a car on Aug. 21.

Spc. Juan Sepulveda, was recognized by the Honolulu Fire Department for assisting a victim from a burning a car on Aug. 21.

Spc. Juan Sepulveda, was recognized by the Honolulu Fire Department for assisting a victim from a burning a car on Aug. 21.

“I was driving home on Kunia Road when I saw a car swerving behind me, so I let the car pass,” said Spc. Juan Sepulveda, crew chief. “I saw sparks from the car that had just passed me and realized he hit an electrical pole. I pulled over to help, and my wife called 911 just as the car was starting to catch on fire.”

Upon walking to the vehicle, he immediately noticed that the occupant was unconscious and proceeded to attempt to open the door or window. The occupant came to and was able to get out of the burning vehicle before it became completely engulfed in flames.

“We are very proud of Spc. Sepulveda,” said Capt. Carlos Martinez, commander, Bravo Co. “He displays courage and selfless service every day and was recognized for his brave and tremendous efforts.”

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