Capt. Kevin Barry

FORT HOOD, Texas — A Fort Hood Soldier is credited with saving the life of a Towne Services moving company employee who suffered a heart attack while working inside the Soldier’s home recently.

In recognition of his heroic actions, Capt. Kevin Barry, an officer in Fort Hood’s 36th Engineer Brigade, will be presented with an Army Commendation Medal at 2:30 p.m. July 26 in the 36th Eng. Bde. headquarters at 9219 Battalion Ave. here.

Barry performed life-saving measures when one of his movers collapsed under cardiac arrest. The Army captain immediately checked for responsiveness before proceeding to rescue breathing and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Barry then alerted the neighbors to the situation, coordinated a 911 call, and applied wet towels and ice to the victim’s body, all while performing CPR on the victim until emergency medical technicians arrived. The victim was successfully transported to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Media who wish to cover this ceremony, should register here. On July 26, media should meet public affairs representatives in the southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 2 p.m.