Marines awarded for saving life on Mt. Fuji
U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele, Eric Goodman, and Christopher Ehms and Lance Cpl. Avelardo Guevera Osuna receive Navy Achievement Medals from Col. Forrest Poole aboard Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, July 11, 2017. The Marines came together to assist a local Japanese woman during their hike on Mount Fuji, Japan, July 3, 2017. The woman, Moe Oda, was found lying on the ground, hyperventilating and struggling to breathe when the Marines came to her assistance. Together, they created a makeshift stretcher to carry her down approximately two miles to get to medical assistance. The Marines are with Electronics Maintenance Company, 3d Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.