Act of courage

Master Sgt. Cameron Engleman is presented an Air Force Commendation Medal by Col. Brian Hastings, 47th Flying Training Wing commander at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 25, 2015. Engleman's medal citation reads: Master Sergeant Cameron T. Engleman distinguished himself by an act of courage while assigned to the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron, 47th Mission Support Group, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. On that date and while off-duty, Sergeant Engleman instinctively rushed to the medical aid of a 35-year-old male active duty member who collapsed in the fitness center while playing basketball. His initial assessment determined the unconscious patient had no pulse and was not breathing. He immediately directed bystanders to call 911 and retrieve the facility's automated external defibrillator. Additionally, Sergeant Engleman initiated the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, providing three sets of chest compressions and delivering vital oxygen to the patient's organs. Furthermore, he guided the set-up and application of the automated external defibrillator, delivering one shock to the victim. Immediately following the shock, he performed a secondary assessment, in which the patient had regained circulation and started breathing. Moreover, Sergeant Engleman led seven fire emergency service first responders. Upon arrival, he then directed the advanced life support personnel for patient stabilization and transport to the nearest emergency medical facility. His unselfish actions directly contributed to aborting cardiac death and saving an Airman's life. By his prompt action and humanitarian regard for his fellowman, Sergeant Engleman has reflected credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Doty)

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