Airman saves life, credits AF training

While shopping at a local hardware store March 16, 2013, Air Force District of Washington Command Staff Superintendent Senior Master Sgt. Marvin D. Compton saved a fellow shopper suffering from cardiac arrest by performing CPR on him until emergency responders were able to arrive. “Although I had practiced CPR on a mannequin during numerous Air Force self-aid buddy care courses, nothing can compare to seeing a real human’s face and eyes staring back at you gasping for their life,” Compton said. “I am thankful to the Air Force for all the CPR training I received.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

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