Commissary contractor's quick action helps save Japanese biker
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published: July 15, 2016
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — When Defense Commissary Agency contractor John Trent's Japanese friend crashed during a group motorcycle ride, Trent did what friends do.
The crash, which nearly severed Makoto Tanabe’s foot, happened on a bridge in Shizuoka prefecture during a July 3 ride by Japanese and American members of the Hard ‘n’ Fast motorcycle club.
The former soldier, who had been riding behind Tanabe, stopped and saw what he thought was a trail of transmission fluid leading up to the wreck. It turned out to be blood.
“When we slowed down and came to a stop, I saw his foot was just dangling,” Trent said.