A 20-year-old Army hero is being credited with saving the life of a Texas man. Sgt. Trey Troney was headed home to Mississippi on December 22 when he witnessed a car accident that left a man (Jeff Udger) bleeding from the head and slumped over the wheel of his truck. Troney enlisted the help of two other men to pry open Udger’s door and used his hoodie to help stop the bleeding. The Sergeant then noticed the man’s chest had stopped moving and recognized that he was suffering from a collapsed lung. Troney found a first-aid kit and a needle chest decompression kit in his car, which had been leftover from a recent training rotation. However, the needle in the kit wasn’t large enough to reach through the man’s chest, so Troney found a ballpoint pen and emptied its contents to create a hollow tube. Troney, who has been in the Army for three years, said he knew the procedure worked when he saw the bubbles come out of the tip of the pen.
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