We salute this soldier who towed six vehicles stranded from a snow storm
“Help when you can and how you can. And you can’t go wrong doing the right thing.”
Army Spc. Jeffrey Cumbie had his work cut out for him one snowy January morning.
Cumbie, a dental specialist assigned to the Baumholder Army Dental Clinic in Germany, noticed in a group chat one morning that one of the clinic’s doctors was “stuck in a ditch” because of a snow storm, according to an Army press release.
“When I saw the message, I immediately answered back and told him I was on the way,” Cumbie said in the release.
The stuck doctor was about 34 minutes away, and while Cumbie made his way to him he came upon several other cars also stuck on the road. One by one, Cumbie started towing all of them.
Ultimately, he towed six vehicles to safety, the release says. Cumbie said he “met some good people that day.”
“I was raised with the philosophy that’s always been true to this day,” he said. “Help when you can and how you can. And you can’t go wrong doing the right thing.”
Featured photo: Spc. Jeffrey Cumbie, a 68E dental specialist assigned to the Baumholder Army Dental Clinic answered the call in late January to rescue a total of six vehicles and their occupants who had become stranded on snow covered roads off post. (U.S. Army)