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Denton, TX Army Recruiter Saves Crash Victim- Receives Top Honor

Posted on Aug 02, 2011

Heroism in a war is expected of all members of the armed services. When in a war zone soldiers often put their lives on the line to come to the aid of a fellow soldier. However, motorists in Farmer's Branch, a suburb of Dallas, were able to witness one soldier's heroism in action. Army Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Stone, a recruiter stationed in Denton, TX, was recently honored for his role in saving the life of a crash victim.

Stone was a few cars back when there was a serious crash on Interstate 35. Stone drove forward, using the HOV lane to get around the stopped cars. He saw the vehicles that had been involved in the crash and noticed that at least one was starting to catch fire.

He persuaded the cars closest to the wreck to back away, in case the car exploded, then sprung to action, pulling an unconscious man from the burning vehicle. By the time he had pulled the man to safety the entire front end of the car was on fire. Moments later the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

Now, Sgt. Stone is being honored for his role in saving the crash victim. Stone has been nominated by his commanding officer for the Noncommissioned Officers Association of the United States of America Military Vanguard Award.  

The staff and attorneys at the Hart Law Firm would like to extend our gratitude to Sgt. Stone for both his military service and for the heroism he displayed that December day.

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