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Soldier Helps Save Man in Wheelchair after falling on subway Train Tracks, Soldier Helps Save Man in Wheelchair on Train Tracks CCTV VIDEO.

Surveillance video caught the heart-stopping moment a man lost control of his electrified wheelchair and tumbled face-first onto Washington, D.C., subway tracks before good Samaritans pulled him to safety.
U.S. Army Michael Menchaca was coming down the escalator July 4 at the Metro Center station when he "saw something go over the track."
The man was apparently trying to read a sign across the tracks when his wheelchair rolled forward and fell off the platform, landing inches away from the high-voltage third rail of the Metro's central hub station.
Menchaca was the first person to jump onto the tracks to assist the unidentified man.
"I just jump down there, start helping him out," Menchaca said. "Tried picking him up but realized he was still seat belt-strapped to his wheelchair."
Menchaca struggled to free the man from his seat belt, worried that a train could be barreling down on them at any moment.
The unidentified man only suffered minor injuries and now Menchaca is now being considered for the Soldier's Medal, the Army's highest peacetime award.
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Saw this on the local news this afternoon, and the soldier was interviewed and totally humble -- to the point he said, anyone would have done the same thing. While I don't believe that last point in the least, it made me feel great -- first that the person in the wheel chair was OK, but perhaps more importantly, that there are real people that execute in the heat of the moment as I would only hope I could do in a similar situation. He's a wonderful guy that should receive the award he didn't know he's been nominated for his actions.


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