A member of the United States Air Force is being praised for saving the life of a choking baby on his flight back to the United States in early September.
Technical Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien was traveling back to the states from Okinawa to be recognized as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, according to the Air Force Special Operations Command’s Facebook post.
The post described O’Brien’s actions saying, “On his flight back to the states from Okinawa last weekend for the AFA Convention to be recognized, an infant starts choking and stops breathing. Our man OB leaps into action, clears the breathing passage, resuscitates the kid, hands him back to the parents, and then goes on about his business.”
The post also described O’Brien’s amazing career that led to him earning the title of hero.
He served on President Donald Trump’s security detail during his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
O’Brien pulled a person from a burning car in Korea and saved a Thai Navy SEAL during the Thai cave rescue mission.
He was also credited with being “the furthest American in the cave” during the rescue mission.
“I can’t decide if he’s Superman or Mayhem (the guy from the insurance commercials),” the Air Force Special Operations Command claims in the post based on his tendency to be involved in crazy situations.