Act of courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick Ogborn 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. Ogborn's medal citation reads: Technical Sergeant Patrick L. Ogborn 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 Ogborn rushed to the medical aid of a 35-year-old male active duty member who had collapsed in the fitness center while playing basketball. His initial assessment determined the unconscious patient had no pulse and was not breathing. He immediately assisted with the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, providing three sets of artificial ventilation and mouth-to-mouth breathing, delivering vital oxygen to the patient's lungs. Furthermore, Sergeant Ogborn aided in the prompt set-up and application of the automated external defibrillator, which assessed the patient as needing one shock. After the shock was delivered, the patient regained circulation and started breathing. He then assisted with patient monitoring, stabilization and transfer to fire emergency services and advanced life support personnel for prompt transport to the nearest medical facility. Sergeant Ogborn's unselfish and immediate measures directly contributed to aborting cardiac death and saving an Airman's life. By his prompt action and humanitarian regard for his fellowman, Sergeant Ogborn 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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