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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:39 pm

2ID Soldier Saves Life of Korean Man Involved In an Auto Accident

Great job SFC David George!:

Sgt. 1st Class David George, from Seattle and a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., was driving home when he noticed a vehicle had crashed into a tree off the road.

A bystander was trying to unsuccessfully pull the driver out of the vehicle. George handed the bystander his phone to call for emergency services while George assisted the driver.

Moments before the car burst into flames, George pulled the driver to safety.

“Luckily I was there,” said George. “I am glad to be able to have assisted.”

George also stated that he didn’t do anything that anyone else would have done.

“This doesn’t surprise me at all,” said his 1st Sgt. Jason C. Brown. “It’s very typical of Sergeant First Class George to assist those in need on or off duty without hesitation.”  []


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  • once there
    6:52 pm on January 22nd, 2013 1

    Good Job

  • John Mac
    8:43 pm on January 22nd, 2013 2

    Well, it’s not like he pulled someone off the subway tracks or anything like that. Right?

  • InnocentBystander
    11:22 pm on January 22nd, 2013 3

    Good job setting an unselfish example.

  • Kingkitty
    1:41 am on January 23rd, 2013 4

    Oh but here will have to pay the victim off because there were not witnesses. GI gets 15 years in Korean prison for running a Korean National off the road but is deferred after making a substantial payment to the victim and buying him a new KIA

  • Kingkitty
    1:42 am on January 23rd, 2013 5

    Oh sorry…Daewoo

  • Leon LaPorte
    3:04 am on January 23rd, 2013 6

    Attaboy to SFC George.

  • 2ID Doc
    3:35 am on January 23rd, 2013 7

    If he were a junior enlisted they would hand him a medal.

  • John in NY
    7:04 am on January 23rd, 2013 8

    Thanks for the feel-good story. Now get this into the Korean newspapers!

  • William
    9:17 am on January 23rd, 2013 9

    Way to go. At least some few know the real deal that race or nationality meant a hill of beans in a time of need.

  • Kingkitty
    5:13 pm on January 23rd, 2013 10

    SFC George running Daewoo’s off the road and gets a medal

  • DMZDave
    6:58 pm on January 23rd, 2013 11

    Is there a link to this story in the Korean press? Yeah right. He did the right thing, since he risked his life he deserves the “Soldier’s Medal” and many of the cynical comments that precede mine are correct. Saving someone’s life in Korea can go very badly for the heroic soldier. As they say in Korea, ” if you weren’t responsible for the accident, why would you stop to lend assistance?” And the next thing you know, you are in the Korean judicial Twilight Zone.”

  • Leon LaPorte
    8:07 pm on January 23rd, 2013 12

    7. I would think, especially considering the good PR (not because of it), that he would be eligible, and his unit would recommend him for, a soldiers medal.

  • Glans
    3:07 pm on January 24th, 2013 13

    Driverless cars will change our lives. Soon. They’ll be much safer than human-driven cars. In developed areas, they’ll be more efficient than light rail. Anyhow, Kevin Drum believes this, and today he links to a comment by Felix Salmon that supports it.

  • Baek In-je
    1:20 am on January 25th, 2013 14

    EVERY car in Korea is driverless. They are not driving, they are pointing the car in a certain direction and breaking all the traffic rules. Driving implies a conscious effort, which Koreans do not possess in any verifiable amount.

    Also, cannot he get sued for hurting the guy as he was pulling him out of the car? The Korean can claim he broke his arm, for example, and take him to the police for getting a payment ripped out of him.

  • Glans
    4:28 am on January 25th, 2013 15

    So, Baek In-je, putting artificial intelligence in a car would be a big upgrade!

  • Avatar of kangajikangaji
    8:17 am on January 25th, 2013 16

    It’s in the Korean news…

  • kushibo
    1:42 pm on January 27th, 2013 17

    Kangaji (#16), someone’s got an effective PAO. Hats off.


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