Monday, January 22, 2007

Vote for Hero of the Year

Vote for Hero of the Year

The Marine: Jamie Nicholson
Drill instructor Jamie Nicholson had been up half the night with his platoon. He was wearing his camouflage utility uniform, and Marine Corps regulations prohibited him from entering a public building. So he pulled into a McDonald's drive-thru to order breakfast. Then he heard a scream. A man had leaned out his window to pick up some change, and the car rolled into a pillar, trapping his head between the door and the wall. Nicholson grabbed a tire iron, bashed in a window, and climbed into the backseat. The engine was revving, which meant the driver's foot was pressing on the gas. If the car shot backward, it could hit a brick wall. They might both be killed. Kneeling on broken glass, he strained to reach the gearshift. Finally he got the car into reverse, then park. Nicholson, a veteran of the Iraq war, was able to revive the young man. "An outstanding effort to save a life," said a spokesperson for San Diego Fire-Rescue.

The Reader's Digest is currently having a contest for the 2007 Hero of the Year Award. To read about the heroic people who have been nominated and to vote, go to their site. Guess you know who I voted for!!!!


Gayle said...

That man was indeed lucky that Jamie Nicholson was there. He was definitely in the right place at the right time.

I will go to the link you left and read the entries, then place my vote. Thanks for the link! :)

Sarge Charlie said...

He got my vote

ProudArmyWife said...

I definitely voted for him.

Lcpl Reeves said...

This guy was my drill insturctor in recruit training i would expect this comming from him he was a great influence in my life gald to see he helped out the local communtiy. def voting for him.