Sep 5, 2014 1:03 PM by News Staff
ORINDA, Calif. (AP) - A U.S. Army officer is being hailed as a hero for his actions off the battlefield.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Maj. Adam Czekanski received a medal from the Army on Thursday for his efforts to rescue a man who fell onto Bay Area Rapid Transit train tracks in Orinda in January.
Czekanski jumped onto the tracks and pulled the man under the platform, as a BART train bore down on him.
The man appears to have suffered a seizure. He was taken to a hospital.
Czekanski - who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq - told the Chronicle he just did what he had to do. The medal he received, the Soldier's Medal, is the Army's highest award for valor in a noncombat setting.
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