NCO appreciated
Photo Credit: Kathy Eastwood, USMA PAO
An emotional Davis family (front row) listens as Staff Sgt. Matthew Pinkston talks about how Billy Davis (in purple shirt) was driving his motorcycle on Interstate 87 and crashed into a metal guard rail due to a blown tire. Pinkston, although not witnessing the accident, saw that someone was hurt and stopped to see what he could do. He saw Davis badly hurt and bleeding profusely. Pinkston went to his truck for his first aid kit and applied a tourniquet on Davis's leg while keeping him conscious by talking to him until the ambulance arrived. Davis had to be airlifted to Westchester Medical Center and was there for more than a month. His left leg, badly mangled from the accident, had to be amputated. The Davis family expressed their gratitude to Pinkston not only for his life-saving actions, but for the many visits to the hospital afterward.
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