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Fort Hood soldier awarded medal for performing life-saving measures on employee

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 13:25:32-04

FORT HOOD, TX — A Fort Hood soldier will be awarded a medal due to performing life-saving measures to an employee.

According to the Fort Hood Press Center, Capt. Kevin Barry, an officer in Fort Hood's 36th Engineer Brigade, performed life-saving measures when one of his movers collapsed under cardiac arrest. The captain checked for responsiveness before proceeding to rescue breathing and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.

Barry then alerted the neighbors of the situation, called 911 and applied wet towels and ice to the victim's body.

He performed CPR on the victim until EMT arrived. The victim was successfully transported to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Capt. Barry will be presented with the Army Commendation Medal on Friday.