Coast Guardsman receives Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guardsman received the Secretary’s Award for Valor from Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Charles Johnson, in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014.

Cheif Petty Officer Jesse Meerscheidt stands alongside Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the Deputy Commandant for Operations to accept the Secretary of Homeland Security's Award for Valor, May 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Cheif Petty Officer Jesse Meerscheidt stands alongside Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the Deputy Commandant for Operations to accept the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Valor, May 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Chief Petty Officer Jesse Meerscheidt, a gunner’s mate at Sector Corpus Christi, received the award for pulling a 36-year-old woman from a burning car after she was involved in a head-on collision last October while on the way to work.

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by the Secretary of Homeland Security and am ever thankful to be able to help a person in need,” said Chief Petty Officer Meerscheidt. “My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved and hope everyone made a full and speedy recovery.”

For the inital article on the rescue please click here.

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