In the Navy, we take care of our own. So when Ensign Janean Wujek and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Stephanie Moor came upon James Thompson lying unconscious at the San Diego Zoo, they rendered aid:
Two local sailors became heroes while visiting the San Diego Zoo, local Navy officials announced Monday.
On Nov. 23, Ensign Janean Wujek and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Stephanie Moor — both assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego — noticed a 65-year-old man lying unconscious on the ground.
The women reacted and performed CPR and other life-saving procedures on the man, later identified as Navy veteran James Thompson.
“I’m at a loss for words. Their dedication to duty — it’s awesome. Coming to the aid of a complete stranger; I would just like to say thank you for their help,” said Thompson, who was in town from Minnesota.
Thompson had a pacemaker implanted at Scripps Mercy Hospital and is on his way home.
San Diego Zoo representative Christina Simmons praised Moor and Wujek for their response to the situation.
Of course, these Good Sailorarians did not know that James was a Navy vet. They were just helping out a stranger in an emergency.