Fort Hood: Soldier recognized for providing life-saving aid to stabbing victim

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) A Fort Hood soldier is being recognized for his act of heroism and coming to the aid of a stabbing victim.

Oxsean Adams is being recognized for coming to the aid of a stabbing victim.

On Dec. 19 of last year, Oxsean Adams was traveling in the area of Rancier and Twin Creek in Killeen.

He was headed to check on a friend when he came across a woman in need of help.

“I was like is this really happening," Adams said.

The woman and a man were stopped inside of a car. Killeen police say the two were "engaged in a verbal altercation (domestic)."

Adams and another good Samaritan jumped in to help.

"They pulled her out of the vehicle and Mr. Adams assisted her with first aid while others attempted to hold the suspect until officers arrived but he was able to drive away," spokesperson Ofelia Miramontez said. "Officers in the area reached the suspect vehicle, located the suspect and placed him under arrest."

Adams noticed the woman had been stabbed.

“She was bleeding everywhere. I just ran to my car and grabbed the first aid kit. I came back and applied pressure gauze to her neck and checked her body for anything else that could be wrong," he said.

Adams, a soldier with 937th Clearance Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, had just finished his unit's Combat Life Saver course weeks before.

The training and his desire to be a first responder kicked in.

“I just wanted to stop and see if I could do something," he said.

In recent weeks, Adams received a congratulatory letter from Gen. Michael Garrett.

“He did what we would expect soldiers to do, which is to take action. In this case he saved a life while putting his own at risk in a pretty tough situation," said Col. Clete Goetz.

Fort Hood says paperwork has also been submitted for the Soldier's Medal to recognize Adams for his heroic efforts.

“To know he is on our team just fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride and confidence," Goetz added.