Tonight, the Huntsville school board and first responders recognized a hero.
Jaylon DeCrow got the credit she deserves for saving a man's life back in September.
The Grissom High senior and ROTC cadet used a belt to tie a tourniquet around the man's leg after he crashed his motorcycle in Huntsville.
She was the first person to show up at the wreck after it happened.
DeCrow has already received the ROTC's highest honor, the Medal of Heroism.
Tonight, first responders added their accolades.
"I've never seen a teenager jump into action the way she did that day,” Brittany Morton told WAAY 31.
Morton arrived on the scene of the accident as part of a HEMSI crew. “I'm very happy to meet her.”
The paramedic says she’s been in weekly contact with the crash victim’s family. “They thank God every single day that you did what you did,” Morton told DeCrow. “You gave the man the time for us to get there and get him to the hospital."
DeCrow encourages everyone she can to join the ROTC.
She calls it an awesome experience even for people not considering joining the military.
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