Navy Sailors Save Navy Vet

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:

Ensign Janean Wujek, HM3 Stephanie Moor

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.

A San Diego Zoo Monkey

In yesterday’s post on Brooklyn, Coffeypot has a funny comment on his time in the Navy:

Hey hey up she rises
Earl aye in the morning.
Shave his belly with a rusty razor, etc.
Though I never had my belly shaved, I did have to strip to my skivvies on a few occasions.
I had to strip because I had gorilla shit thrown on me from the San Diego Zoo.
I fell overboard of the liberty boat into Hong Kong Harbor trying to drunkenly board my ship.
And I fell into a bingo-ditch (I guess that’s how you spell it) in Yokosuka trying to drunkenly get into a cab.
What do you do with a drunken sailor…well, from past experience I would say you strip him down and chew his ass from hell to high water and put him mess cooking for a month and make jokes of him for the rest of his Navy tour. But it was worth it.
And I never saw a cesspool of debauchery in San Diego or Long Beach or any other Navy port across the world. Just some great bars and overly lit tattoo parlors. The author was just anti Navy.

Love the San Diego Zoo part. . .