FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Campbell medic has been given a medal for saving the life of a 4-year-old boy earlier this year.
The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line says Spc. Katherine McIntire was at home when she heard her neighbor's calls for help. McIntire ran toward the shouts and saw the child lying lifeless. She administered the Heimlich maneuver and was able to get a piece of food out of the boy's throat, and he started breathing again.
McIntire was given the Impact Army Achievement Medal on March 22. She is assigned to the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade.
The company first sergeant, Christopher A. Barnes, says the incident illustrates that a soldier's work is not only about combat but also about helping people.