A Camp Lejeune Marine was recognized for his heroism after saving his neighbor and her child during a dog attack.
Sergeant Tyler Ubel heard a commotion and ran down the street to investigate. He witnessed a dog attacking a little girl and her mother. The mother had intervened moments earlier, saving her daughter, but then became the next victim, according to WCTI.
Ubel shot the dog and provided medical care for Hubert and her 4-year-old daughter until emergency crews could arrive.
“I mean, without him, I wouldn’t be alive,” Hubert said. “My three children would’ve watched me die right there.”
Sgt. Ubel received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal on Tuesday; the Marine is part of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines at Camp Lejeune.
The local county Animal Services department conducted an investigation into the attack, it is now closed. The dog is still alive and the owners were not charged in the incident.
The Hubert family is still recovering from the attack.
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