Feel Good Story: Firefighters Revive Korean War Vet at 9/11 Ceremony

September 22, 2012 at 11:00 am (9/11, Congress Park, Eugene Corsale, Firefighters, Hero, Heroes, Korean War, New York, Saratoga Springs, September 11th, Veteran)

A Korean War Veteran is crediting the swift actions of local firefighters in Saratoga Springs, NY with saving his life after he collapsed while serving as Master of Ceremonies at a 9/11 Remembrance Day event.

Eugene “Gene” Corsale remembers reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before collapsing at the podium in front of his grandson.  His heart had stopped.

“I was ready to introduce the police, and that was the end of it,” he said. “I woke up in the emergency room.”

Despite the experience, Corsale insists that he was lucky.

Via the Times Union:

Looking back, the 2008 New York State Veteran of the Year says his heart picked a fine time to stop ticking. Attending the 9/11 service to recall those lost in the terrorist attacks of 11 years ago were members of the Saratoga Springs Fire Department, who had brought a truck with medical equipment.

When Corsale collapsed, the firefighters broke ranks and sprang into action. When they reached Corsale with a heart monitor, they found he had no pulse, Chief Robert Williams said Friday. The firefighters administered manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation, electric shocks to Corsale’s chest with a heart defibrillator and medications, which restarted his heart, Williams said.

“We were able to get him to where he had a strong pulse and he was beginning to respond to his name,” said Williams, who was at the scene. “He had the right people and the right equipment close by,” Williams said.

At the scene and credited for quick thinking and transporting Corsale to the hospital were Capt. Robert Murphy, lieutenants John Stewart and Michael Woodcock, and firefighters Michael O’Reilly, Jason Yourdon, Brian Kissinger, Jack Longo, Nicholas Colucci, Jeffrey Alonzo, Jordan Daviero and Matthew Daviero.

Please read the rest, including a brief history of Corsale’s service to his country in the Navy, and his service to fellow veterans after the war.

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Illegal Immigrant Drags, Beats, and Attempts to Rape Elderly Woman in Saratoga

May 23, 2012 at 7:00 am (Antonio Lopez-Bautista, Congress Street, Franklin Street, Illegal Immigrant, Kidnap, Rape, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs)

Let’s see … This will make him an illegal alien and convicted felon shortly. Or as Democrats like to call it – a target voter.

Via Fox 23:

A shocking crime in Saratoga Springs as a 67-year-old woman is dragged out of her car and brutally attacked.

Police say the woman was waiting for her husband, just before 4 a.m., in the area of Congress and South Franklin Streets.

They say the suspect tried to pull her to a dark, isolated area as she yelled for help.

A witness told police and when officers arrived, the suspect took off.

He was arrested a short time later hiding under bushes.

Police say the man, 18-year-old Antonio Lopez-Bautista, is in the country illegally. 

He’s been charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted rape.

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Saratoga Man Arrested For Threatening to Murder President Obama and School Children

March 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm (Brent G. Dickinson, James A. Murphy, New York, President Obama, Saratoga Springs, School, Terroristic Threat, White House)

The man has no ties to the area, and appears to have a history of criminal behavior.  He faces up to seven years in prison.

Via the Times Union:

U.S. Secret Service agents and local authorities collaborated to arrest a 33-year-old Saratoga Springs man on charges he made terrorist threats against President Barack Obama and Saratoga County elementary school children, the district attorney said.
Brent G. Dickinson of Maple Avenue was charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat after he allegedly sent two communications to a White House message board at around 11 p.m. Friday, county District Attorney James A. Murphy III said in a prepared statement. Dickinson named two intended targets: the President and an unspecified elementary school children at an unnamed school, Murphy said. The Secret Service intercepted the messages, he said.
“In both instances, it is alleged that the defendant intended to murder the intended targets,” Murphy wrote on his office’s website. He could not immediately be reached for further comment.

He’s officially been charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat, and was arraigned in Saratoga County Court with bail set at $50,000 cash, $100,000 bond.

Photo:  Times Union

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