The Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station has a local hero among their ranks...

On their way to dinner in the early evening of April 14th, Chief Warrant Officer 4, Kevin Schneider and his wife, Lorah, happened upon a clearly worrisome situation.

"When we approached the people and vehicle, the scene seemed a bit chaotic," Schneider told Navy Public Affairs. "I stopped my car and asked the group if they needed help."

Help was indeed needed for Ernest Hickerson, a 78 year old man who'd just started having a life-threatening medical emergency right before the Schneiders arrived. Warrant Officer Schneider went into immediate action, not only with the critical aspects of CPR and having to resuscitate Mr. Hickerson twice, but by keeping Mr. Hickerson's wife calm throughout the frightening ordeal. 

"I attribute my actions to the training I've received throughout my Navy career," Schneider informed Navy Public Affairs. "At IWTC Corry Station, all instructors maintain CPR qualifications and the qualification proved invaluable to help save Ernest's life. I'm truly grateful we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to lend a hand, and I'm relieved Ernest survived."

To read the full story about this act of heroism, including the Schneiders follow up with the Hickersons, you can find the original article here.

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