Connect with us

Real Life Heroes

U.S. Airman Saves Choking Baby On His Way To Pick Up Award For Heroism

ken o'brien heroism

Tech. Sgt. Ken O’Brien is no stranger to heroic acts. In fact, he was flying back to the U.S. from Japan earlier this month to pick up the Outstanding Airman of the Year for his acts of heroism when he proved his mettle yet again by saving the life of a 1-year-old baby who was choking.

As head of Air Force Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. Jim Slife revealed in a Facebook post, he “can’t decide if he’s Superman or Mayhem (the guy on the insurance commercials)” after witnessing O’Brien’s acts not only in the line of duty but while on the flight back from Okinawa to Dallas to accept his award.

“On his flight back to the states from Okinawa last weekend for the AFA Convention to be recognized, an infant starts choking and stops breathing. Our man OB leaps into action, clears the breathing passage, resuscitates the kid, hands him back to the parents, and then goes on about his business,” Slife wrote.

“Sheesh! I don’t know whether I want to be right next to him in case some bad stuff goes down, or whether I want to be as far away from him as possible because bad stuff always seems to go down around him.”

O’Brien, who served as part of Donald Trump’s security detail during his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier his year, was one of only 12 people to ever receive the prestigious award. He was said to have played an “instrumental role” in saving the lives of children trapped in caves in Thailand in 2018. He also pulled someone from a burning car in South Korea, saving their life.

“If someone needs to go do something dangerous, I volunteer,” O’Brien has said of his heroic acts. “If someone needs a leader, I volunteer. I happened to be in the right place at the right time and that’s what helped me stand out because I sought out key positions or responsibilities.”

O’Brien, who serves in the Air Force, said he had no plans to leave his military career behind anytime soon.

“I want to keep doing this as long as I can or as long as my body can handle it. Hopefully I can continue to do the big missions like this and continue to help people,” he said.

More uplifting stories:

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Now

Hero Police Officers Save A Baby From Choking In Dramatic Video

Real Life Heroes

DuluwatIslandCeremony DuluwatIslandCeremony

Native Tribe Finally Regains Island Considered The ‘Physical And Cultural Center Of The Universe’

Trending

Gay Teen Who Escaped A Toxic Home Is Now Starting An LGBTQ Scholarship To Give Back

Trending

ozone hole ozone hole

The Hole In The Ozone Layer Has Shrunk To Its Smallest Size Ever

News

Talented 9-Year-Old Paints Incredible Animal Portraits To Raise Money For Shelters

Incredible Kids

Quick-Thinking 12-Year-Old Parks Car While Her Mother Has A Seizure

Incredible Kids

doorbell cam, doorbell cam viral video, doorbell cam video doorbell cam, doorbell cam viral video, doorbell cam video

A Doorbell Camera Captured A Sanitation Worker Helping An Elderly Woman In A Big Way

Trending

cher security guard cher security guard

Cher Offers To Help School Security Guard Get His Job Back After Being Fired For Fighting Racism

Celebs With Heart

Young Worker Who Ran Hotel Alone For Over 30 Hours During Flood Surprised With A New Car

Trending

A Birthday Party For A Girl With Autism Was Saved After Strangers Showed Up To Be Her Party Guests

Wholesome

good news, positive news, uplifting news, inspiring news, positive news stories, good news stories, uplifting news stories, inspiring news stories, feel good news, feel good news stories, heartwarming news, heartwarming news stories, heartwarming stories, feel good stories, happy news, happy news stories, happy stories, uplifting videos, inspiring videos, positive videos, feel good videos, videos that make you smile, happy videos, heartwarming videos, uplifting viral videos, positive viral videos, inspiring viral videos, viral videos that make you smile, feel good viral videos, heartwarming viral videos, happy viral videos, diver octopus cup, octopus cup, octopus cup viral video, octopus cup video, diver octopus cup video, diver octopus cup viral video, octopus viral video good news, positive news, uplifting news, inspiring news, positive news stories, good news stories, uplifting news stories, inspiring news stories, feel good news, feel good news stories, heartwarming news, heartwarming news stories, heartwarming stories, feel good stories, happy news, happy news stories, happy stories, uplifting videos, inspiring videos, positive videos, feel good videos, videos that make you smile, happy videos, heartwarming videos, uplifting viral videos, positive viral videos, inspiring viral videos, viral videos that make you smile, feel good viral videos, heartwarming viral videos, happy viral videos, diver octopus cup, octopus cup, octopus cup viral video, octopus cup video, diver octopus cup video, diver octopus cup viral video, octopus viral video

Diver Convinces Octopus To Trade Its Plastic Cup For A Shell In Amazing Video

Awesome Animals

Mom Reunites With Son She Thought Died 30 Years Prior Thanks To DNA Test

Amazing

Connect
Love good news? Get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Sign up FREE!