Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards had just gotten married last month on an Alabama coastal beach when a woman came up and said that someone was in the water being carried away by a rip current and drowning.
Jesse Iwuji didn’t just pass by. He didn’t rubberneck or gawk. When he saw a family on the side of the road, and their minivan on fire, he immediately lept into action.
Marines are mourning the loss of Staff Sgt. Enrico Rojo, who lived a hero’s life and died trying to help a woman in a car crash the morning of Dec. 19.