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ME alumnus saves driver from burning car

Lt. John Amos

Lt. John Amos of Boise, a Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic naval officer assigned to Public Works Department New London, Connecticut, rescues a driver from an overturned car May 15.

Amos and his wife Rachel were inside their home that evening when they heard a loud explosion outside. They rushed to the window and saw debris all over the ground and an overturned sedan, resting on its hood in front of their driveway. While Rachel called 911, Amos was able to assist the driver out of the vehicle, which was on fire. Fearing the car would explode, Amos and others doused the car with water and fire extinguishers. The driver did not sustain serious injuries.

Amos graduated from Boise State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He is currently serving as construction manager at the Public Works Department onboard Submarine Base New London, Connecticut.

Source: Idaho Press, June 7, 2020