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Fort Bragg soldier saves shop owner's life with a power tool cord tourniquet
A Fort Bragg soldier is credited with saving the life of a pawn shop owner who had been shot in the leg by using a power tool cord as a tourniquet, according to an ABC News affiliate in North Carolina.
- Pfc. Patrick Montgomery told WTVD that he was pumping gas when he heard gunshots coming from the direction of Bragg Pawn Shop, so he ran towards the danger and found pawn shop co-owner Ronald Rumple wounded inside.
- "It probably wasn't smart going up there but I know he would be dead if I didn't," Montgomery told WTVD reporter Morgan Norwood.
- Ruple, 63, had been shot in the leg by an unidentified man while locking up his business, according to police in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Ruple fired back at the man, who ran into the woods, and then Ruple went back into the pawn shop.
- "I peeked my head through the broken glass and I saw a trail of blood leading from the door to behind the counter," Montgomery told WTVD. "I yelled: Did anyone need help? And Ron kind of like picked his head up and collapsed."
- Seeing that Ruple had lost "a massive amount of blood," Montgomery grabbed a power tool and used the cord to tie off the wound to his leg, he told the news station.
- Task & Purpose was unable to reach Montgomery on Tuesday.
- The man accused of shooting Ruple is still at large, said Lt. Gary Womble, a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department.
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The Navy has identified the two Defense Department civilians who were killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.
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The shooter and two victims were killed at the base and another victim died after being taken to the hospital, said Chip Simmons, deputy chief of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Another seven people remain hospitalized, including two sheriff's deputies who engaged the gunman, Simmons said at Friday's news conference. One was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the knee. Both are expected to recover.
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Six years after the Pentagon officially opened combat roles to women in 2013, 613 female Marines and sailors now serve in them, according to new data released by the Marine Corps.
"Females are now represented in every previously-restricted occupational field," reads a powerpoint released this month on the Marine Corps Integration Implementation Plan (MCIIP), which notes that 60% of those female Marines and sailors now serving in previously-restricted units joined those units in the past year.
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Gabriel Romero, a sailor on the submarine USS Columbia, fatally shot two civilian workers and wounded a third while the Los Angeles-class vessel is in Dry Dock 2 for a two-year overhaul, according to The Associated Press and other sources.
Romero "opened fire on shipyard personnel with his M-4 service rifle and then turned his M9 service pistol on himself," Fox News Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson reported, citing a preliminary incident report.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was not able to provide information Thursday on a report that multiple suicides have occurred on the Columbia.
Hawaii News Now said Romero was undergoing disciplinary review and was enrolled in anger management classes.