10/13/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- An Air Force Basic Military Training Instructor was late for his morning formation, but it was for the right kind of reason.
During his normal early morning commute Oct. 5, Staff Sgt. Stephen Dove was about to get on the 410 access ramp at Marbach Road in northwest San Antonio when he saw a truck speed away from a fast food restaurant. Spotting a motorcyclist on the ground nearby, he soon realized what he'd just witnessed was the aftermath of a traffic accident.
Dove parked his car and got someone to call 911 while he used his Air Force-taught Self Aid and Buddy Care Skills to render aid to the 28-year-old victim.
Determining the victim may have sustained a spinal injury, Dove stayed to keep the victim still until help arrived, and provide information to emergency medical responders and police. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
2/7/2013 3:03:22 AM ET Thank You SSGT Dove for your role in rescuing my 2nd cousin You and others like you are the reason I support our military men and women God Bless
Teresa Guerrero Impson, United States
10/23/2012 11:34:37 PM ET It makes my heart jump with joy knowing that he was my MTI.
Amn Clarke, Mountain Home AFB
10/19/2012 5:32:48 PM ET Please help me contact Sgt. Dove. It was my son who did not leave behind. My son was in terrible conditions. He is still in the hospital. I want to personally thank this Sgt for his help to my son. please someone helpme give my thanks to this man. Please.my e-mail is email@example.com. Thank you God bless you all for your bravery to our country. Sgt. Dove I thank you.
Rosemary , San Antonio tx
10/18/2012 4:38:57 PM ET Good job SSgt. Dove..You have made your family and fellow Air Force members very proud
carlton teal, san antonio texas
10/17/2012 12:39:56 AM ET Good moral instincts on the part of SSgt Dove what he did reflects how the AF always Aim High.
Elizabeth , Arizona
10/16/2012 6:15:04 PM ET I was stationed with SSgt Dove at Tinker AFB OK in the 34 CBCS. Great Job Sgt. Dove Way to represent the Air Force
TSgt Cedric Jackson, Nellis AFB
10/16/2012 1:44:11 PM ET I agree with TOM. This is a very small example of what the men and women who wear that campaign hat accomplish on a daily basis. Great Job SSgt Dove you represent what the MTI corps is REALLY about
FORMER-MTI AND STILL PROUD, TX
10/16/2012 12:49:00 PM ET Great work, SSgt Dove. You could have kept driving. You made us all look good. Thank you for caring.
Maj Paul Ward, Lackland AFB
10/14/2012 9:50:36 AM ET It's about time that these hard working individuals are publicly recognized for something good as opposed to the shameful actions of a few. Outstanding