On his way to receive an award for outstanding service, airman saves child's life
While on his way to collect an award for being an outstanding airman, Air Force Tech Sgt. Kenneth O'Brien did something else deserving of accolades: He saved a baby's life.
On Sept. 11, O'Brien, a member of the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, was on a flight from Okinawa, Japan, to Dallas. Selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, he was headed to the Air Force Association's conference, where he would receive the award. O'Brien saw that one of his fellow passengers, a 1-year-old baby, was unconscious and unresponsive, and ran over to help.