Mark Kindschuh, a 23-year-old ROTC cadet from New York, was honored for saving the life a man shot in the head in an Islamist terror attack in London last summer, abc7ny.com reported.
On June 3, 2017, a terrorist driving a van mowed down pedestrians near London Bridge and then stabbed people outside a restaurant where Kindschuh was eating. In the melee, the man was accidentally shot by the police SWAT team called in to stop the terrorist.
Kindschuh, who attends Boston College, used his knowledge of first aid, put his own safety second and attended to the man. He was able to stop the flow of blood and saved the man’s life. Kinschuh was given the Medal of Valor award, the highest honor a cadet can receive.
In 2015, an Islamist gunman attempted an attack on a train in France. The gunman was tackled and subdued by a group of three American friends, two of them off-duty members of U.S. Armed Forces — 23-year-old Airman First Class Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, also 23, and 22-year-old Specialist Alek Skarlatos.
Watch the video of Kindschuh being awarded the honor: