Brave Marine and loyal Terminal Lance follower, LCpl Patrick Sammon saved several people after a fiery crash.
Local newsstation CBS 8 reported that Sammon went to the gym and stopped at a liquor store in Northern San Diego on his way home late Saturday night when he witnessed an accident between two vehicles.
Sammon described hearing the squeal of brakes, the crash of the vehicles when they hit, and then sprinting to the vehicles to assess the damage. He says “without thinking” he pulled an unconscious driver from the car just before it burst into flames and then went to the other vehicle and pulled a man with a broken leg to safety.
Sammon, an electrician assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 38, stationed at Miramar said, “I know that Marines on this base and Marines all across the world, and United States would’ve done the same thing, so, it’s not just me. I was just at the right place at the right time”.
In the video seen on Channel 8, Sammon flashes the symbolic gesture for “Terminal Lance”, strutting his pride and honoring his brother Marines.
Sammon was hailed a hero by those he rescued and by first responders who were called to the scene. He didn’t feel he did anything special and was a little surprised by the amount of attention he is receiving for doing what has says, “Any civilian could have done the same thing. I think it’s more about being a good human being”.
No further reports are about the people injured in the accident.
CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8
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