Marine Corps trainee sees man shot, pulls over and stops bleeding
July 21, 2015 at 3:47 p.m.
| Updated July 21, 2015 at 3:58 p.m.
Eve Baker - staff writer for the Quantico Sentry
During a field exercise on July 15, Col. Christian Wortman, commanding officer of The Basic School, congratulates 2nd Lt. Matthew George after presenting him with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his lifesaving actions taken on June 21.
DUMFRIES, Va. - On the afternoon of June 21, 2nd Lt. Matthew George, a student with Charlie Company at The Basic School, which trains Marine officers, was driving on US Route 1 in Dumfries when he witnessed a confrontation along the side of the road. As he drove past a group of people, he heard multiple gunshots ring out, and in his rearview mirror, he saw someone fall to the ground.