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Marines Rescue Military Child after Camp Lejeune Tornado (Video)

Tornado aftermath in North Carolina
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Tornado aftermath in North Carolina

A toddler seriously injured when a tornado hit the Tarawa Terrace housing complex Saturday night on Camp Lejeune is still hospitalized in critical condition today. reports the 23-month-old boy is on a ventilator to help him breath. His injures include a collapsed lung, broken ribs, a broken femur, and a cracked pelvis.

According to, three Marines helped save the little boy's life by pulling him from the wreckage of his home: Sgt. Jarred Boone, Lance Cpl. Thomas Dickerson, and Sgt. Greg Shafer. A Navy critical care nurse named Lt.j.g. Jonathan Hamrick administered CPR until the paramedics could arrive and airlift the child to the hospital. Hamrick told encToday:

The Department of Defense reports the damage to the Tarawa Terrace II housing complex was quite severe:


The Pentagon Channel has some amazing video of the tornado that caused the damage. Take a look here: