USACE personnel come to the aid of injured Puerto Rican
Richard Cusimano poses with Carlos, the man he and two other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed to Puerto Rico came to the aid of, during a Christmas gathering in Rio Grande on Dec. 25, 2017. Three nights prior, Cusimano and his coworkers supporting the debris mission here that ran toward the sound of calls for help to find a man that had fallen on his bike and was unable to stop the bleeding from a puncture wound sustained while bracing for the fall. They were able to stop the bleeding using Cusimano’s USACE shirt and help Carlos get to the hospital, and Cusimano coincidentally met him at a Christmas gathering being thrown by the hotel employees for the people staying there and nearby residents. “I only then found out his name,” Cusimano said. “He said, ‘Oh I remember you – thank you so much, and sorry about your shirt.’”