Cpl. Otto Thiele

III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Cpl. Otto Thiele receives a Navy Acheivement Medal from Col. Forrest Poole aboard Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan July 12, 2017. Thiele was one of the five Marines to assist a local Japanese woman on his way down 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. Thiele made the original call to the emergency line to alert them about the situation. Together, they created a makeshift stretcher to carry her down approximately two miles to get to medical assistance. Thiele, a 21 year old, St. Charles, Missouri native, is a micro miniature repairman with Electronics Maintenance Company, 3d Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Pinkney)

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