Idahoan Honored for Saving Life of Fellow Marine

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Sgt. Blake A. Wallace, left, Cpl. James A. Kasper, center, and Lance Cpl. Steward M. Bach, right.
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  • Sgt. Blake A. Wallace, left, Cpl. James A. Kasper, center, and Lance Cpl. Steward M. Bach, right.

The U.S. military abounds with heroes and heroines, but one particular Idaho Marine is being honored for saving the life of a fellow Marine.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Lance Cpl. Steward Bach, who calls Jerome home, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal after he, and two other Marines, used emergency medical techniques to save the life of a Marine who suffered a heart attack.

Bach is a 2010 graduate of Jerome High School and worked as a trainer at a Gold's Gym in Twin Falls. He said he learned CPR while working as a trainer.

Bach serves with Headquarters Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

The April 25 medal ceremony was held at Camp Hansen, in Okinawa, Japan.


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