Soldiers Come To A Kentucky Woman's Rescue

Two soldiers are being credited with preventing a second tragedy for a Louisville family.

The Mouser family had lost their son to a car accident Saturday.
Hours later, his mother suffered a heart attack while in a car, and two heroes came to the rescue.

Sergeants Gerald Dick and William Felts were headed in different directions on Hwy 22 when they saw a woman waving, frantic about her friend.

Each decided to pull over to offer help.

After they opened the door and tried to talk to her, she slumped over
Sgt. Dick says they then pulled her out of the car, and did a quick assessment.

That's when they discovered that she didn't have a pulse.

They performed first aid and CPR until emergency crews arrived.

They later learned the woman they helped had lost her son, Taylor, hours earlier to a car crash less than half mile away.
Police believe speed and alcohol could have played a factor.

Both men spent time with the family at the hospital. And both men credit their army training with helping Mrs. Mouser.

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  • by Jerry Location: Louisville on Nov 30, 2007 at 11:28 AM
    When the rest of the people stopped to help, CPR had already been started and two(2)series had been completed and the PT was being evaled (she was breathing somewhat) it had been a good 4 mins since those guys pulled her from the car....
  • by todavid Location: lex on Oct 30, 2007 at 05:15 AM
    Well is she in the military? Then she's not a hero, cause we all know you have to fight in a war to be a hero..... You know why they didn't mention RN, Sherri. Because we live where we do and people want to hear inflated stories about the military.... Sad but true.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    Oh my gosh!! Get over yourself! This is a story mostly about a woman who had just lost her son and then had a heart attack and you are upset because you didn't get credit for CPR!!! It is pretty sad!
  • by Sandy Location: Kentucky on Oct 29, 2007 at 06:12 PM
    THANK-YOU and GOD BLESS YOU Sherri Facktor for also being there to help. If all was mentioned before I would have said thank-you in my first comment. Keep up the great work.
  • by sherri Facktor Location: louisville ky on Oct 29, 2007 at 11:56 AM
    I am so grateful that Jan Mouser is in good condition today and my prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family on the death of Taylor. It is a miracle that people were at the scene to help in her rescue. What I find confusing though is that I was at the scene and initiated CPR. Two men were initailly there, and as I approached the scene they were assessing Ms. Mousers' pulse in her wrist. As an RN and just having updated my CPR two weeks ago, I began a proper assessment, checking for a pulse in the neck, none found, another gentleman(maybe one of the soldiers) and I began CPR. I gave the first two breaths mouth to mouth and he did chest compressions. We continued this for 8-10 min. until EMS arrived and they took over resusitation. Not only is the military great, so are the RNS in the community. I just wonder why they decided not to mention a RN as I was the one who started CPR and informed all at the scene on the revised way to perform it. 2 breaths and 30 compressions
  • by David Location: Louisville on Oct 29, 2007 at 11:11 AM
    Yes our military is great but these two guys somehow forgot to mention that my wife was the one that said Mrs. Mouser didn't have a pulse or wasn't breathing. My wife then started rescue breathing while one of the men did chest compressions. The other guy didn't do anything.
  • by Debbie Location: Lancaster, OH on Oct 28, 2007 at 04:43 AM
    This is a tragic story. My prayers go out to this family. I am very thankful those two soldiers showed up when they did (God still works his miracles and has angels around every day). But seriously, whomever the person was doing the reporting on this story, could/should have had a HEART. The family was/is dealing with the death of a son, brother, grandchild, WAS IT REALLY NECESSARY TO ADD IN BOTH THE WRITTEN AND IN THE NEWS BROADCAST "POLICE BELIEVE SPEED AND ALCOHOL COULD HAVE PLAYED A FACTOR." You know, I look at the words "COULD HAVE". To myself and I'm sure to a lot of your readers, viewers DUE TO THOSE TWO WORDS, you never should have said that sentence! Well enough should have been left alone, if for nothing else OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE FAMILY! I don't even know this family and that hurt me because I also have 2 sons and I would NOT want that to have been said! IF THE POLICE HAD CONCRETE PROOF, AS A REPORTER WITH ETHICS, YOU COULD make a choice, SINCE THERE WASN'T!Point MADE!
  • by Marie on Oct 27, 2007 at 05:26 PM
    Our military is great!!!!
  • by G Location: Ky on Oct 27, 2007 at 04:29 PM
    God Bless those two men. They must be angels.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2007 at 06:56 AM
    This is proof that there are still some true heroes left. Thank God for those willing to help just because they can.
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