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Heroes Among Us: US Navy Vet Help Rescue Marines After Helicopter Crash In Okinawa

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Every Friday, in partnership with the Florida Panthers, we put the spotlight on a hero among us, men or women who have gone beyond the call of duty for our country.

Today, we’re meeting U.S. Navy vet Chris Blakeslee.

Hospital Corpsman First Class Blakeslee served from 1980 to 2000 but spent most of his career with the Marines. Blakeslee was a hospital corpsman which is basically a paramedic. He was deployed on a ship to Okinawa, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Africa, and Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope.

“We had a helicopter crash in Okinawa.