(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1094]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                            HON. PETE OLSON

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. OLSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Staff Sergeant 
Mitchell Corbin of the Texas Air National Guard for his immense bravery 
and heroism. After Houston, Texas resident Marie Decker's car crashed 
and flipped on its side on Beltway 8, Corbin saved her life by pulling 
her out of the vehicle moments before it caught on fire. Corbin put his 
own safety in jeopardy to help a stranger. He is a true hero.
  When Decker's vehicle crashed, Corbin, who was traveling with a 
friend, pulled over to help. After multiple attempts to get Decker out 
of the car, Corbin used a fire extinguisher that a bystander brought to 
the scene to break the passenger window. He then pulled Decker to 
safety moments before the vehicle burst into flames.
  Corbin joined the Texas Air National Guard in 2005 and is a 
technician for the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, located at Ellington 
Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. Using his military skills, Corbin 
provided first aid to Decker and made sure she was safe until 
paramedics arrived. Decker suffered a concussion and a broken heel in 
the crash, but her life was saved because of Corbin.
  Staff Sergeant Mitchell Corbin exhibited true military bravery on 
behalf of a stranger. His actions are a tremendous source of pride for 
our community and our nation. On behalf of the 22nd Congressional 
District of Texas, I thank him for his incredible valor.