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!!!!