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I felt like I was doing something normal and just trying to help my fellow man.

On a spring day in 2018, U.S. Army Captain Jacob Riffe and his son spotted a vehicle that suddenly darted across the highway and crashed. Without hesitation, CPT. Riffe rushed to the accident site. He found a small fire and two passengers – an elderly man and his caretaker trapped inside. Riffe quickly extracted both individuals amid increasing smoke and flames.

For this act of bravery, spurred by what Riffe described as “a calling” to help – He was awarded the Soldier’s Medal, the highest honor for non-combat heroism in the U.S. Army.

We salute you, Captain Riffe, by raising a glass to the heroism you showed which undoubtedly saved lives.

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