MARINE FORCES RESERVE, New Orleans – — A machine gunner with Anti-Tank Platoon, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, earned the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal for saving the life of a stranger.

Pfc. Michael Kifowit received the award Jan. 12, for saving Amanda Stevens’ life.

“Pfc. Kifowit is a great Marine,” said Capt. Jose F. Vengoechea, inspector instructor for Machine Gun Platoon, Anti-Terrorism Battalion. “I think it’s great he’s being recognized.”

Stevens was hit by a drunk driver Aug. 16, 2006. Kifowit was in his car behind Stevens and said as soon as he caught up to her car, it was already ablaze.

“I didn’t know what to think when I got there,” Kifowit said. “I just thought, ‘Oh my God!’ I shook her to wake her up, because she was unconscious, and told her I was going to get her out. Her leg was stuck underneath the crushed dashboard, so I had to shake it out.”

Eventually, Kifowit was able to free Stevens from her car and pulled her out of her broken window.

By the time the ambulance left taking Stevens to the hospital, people were already taking notice of Kifowit’s actions.

“The police were shaking my hand and telling me that I did a good job,” he said.

Kifowit believes his newfound fame strange.

“It feels good,” he said of the veritable spotlight he’s in now. “At the same time, I try to be humble. It was just something that needed to be done at the time, and I hope anybody in my position would do the same thing.”

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  1. Major –
    I regret to inform you I have lost control of the kittens.
    Please. For the Love of God, call in the Army.
    BANGggggggggggggggg

  2. That’s right ladies and gentlemen,
    The time has come!
    Time has come to talk
    To that little bit of Elvis inside of you.
    Talk to it!
    Call it up!
    Say “Elvis, heal me!”
    “Save me, Elvis!”
    “Make me be born again
    in the perfect Elvis light”
    That’s right!
    You’ve got that Elvis inside of ya
    and he’s talkin to ya
    He says he wants you to sing!
    Everybody’s got to sing like the king!
    Like the king
    Get that leg going now
    Get your lip too.
    Not no fool Billy Idol lip either
    Everybody!
    Yeah, we’re rockin now!
    Elvis is with us.
    He’s with us and he’s speaking to us.
    He says “Peoples!”
    “Peoples!”
    “Everybody!”
    “Everybody got to sing!”
    Elvis is everywhere
    Elvis is everything
    Elvis is everybody
    Elvis is still the king

  3. Thankyou…thankyou thankyouverymuch. Here’s a cadilac baby, thank you, your a great crowed. You church ladies are the best. From me and the “Maj” (karate move executed in jump suit) ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING!! (Start music)

  4. Hey TCB – that visual of the “Maj” doing karate moves in his jumpsuit ????? Too-freaking-funny
    Don’t hurt yourself, Maj.

  5. I’m going to Graceland
    Memphis Tennessee
    I’m going to Graceland
    Choirboys and Church Ladies
    And we are going to Graceland

  6. Elvis –
    I am not a crook.
    I did not steal your Federal-Agent-at-Large badge. I suggest you check the Maj’s pockets. Or maybe Al Gore’s.

  7. TCB – can I just say you two are f’ing HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Don’t post anymore YouTubies till I hook up my pacemaker.

  8. TCB – are those the Church Ladies behind you & Maj singing backup at tonight’s rehearsal???
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    I invented inquiring minds.

  9. Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
    White lightening, bound to drive you wild
    Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
    “Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
    The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
    Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
    Black velvet with that slow southern style
    A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
    Black velvet if you please

  10. Oh Elvis *finger flutter*
    I watched that one YouTuby video, and I must say you’re lookin’ real swish in that white shirt with those ruffle thingies down the front. Wuff, you Bad Boy. *twitter, snicker*

  11. Pre rehearsal Ceegars and beverages at MY house tonight followed by prayer meeting then off to Graceland. No reservations required, or shirts, or …

  12. Elvis was a narc wearing rhinestones after dark
    He did his best to keep Memphis drug-free
    He knew every pill he’d eat would be one less on the street
    Elvis did it all for you and me
    Who’s that coming through the park
    Wearing rhinestones after dark
    Looking much too fat to be a cop
    He’s keeping Memphis clean
    From his long black limousine
    Fighting crime with fast karate chops
    Somehow I can’t believe
    That he did the drugs they say
    Somehow I can’t believe the King O.D.’d
    He was seen last week in Iowa
    Said the National Enquirer
    Elvis did it all for you and me
    Now my money is all spent
    Because to Gracelands I went
    To see those things I really had to see

  13. Goin’ to a party at Abu Griab
    Flex-cuffs are biting and my nerves are frayed
    Someone said al Sadr volunteer for “fun”
    Tore off his man-dress and began to run — Let’s Rock!
    Everybody let’s rock
    Every body on the whole cell block
    Was dancin’ to the jihad rock!

  14. Elvis’ pals chime in……
    :Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
    ::Jimmy Buffett
    :When I first heard Elvis’ voice, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss. He is the deity supreme of rock and roll religion as it exists in today’s form. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail. I thank God for Elvis Presley… Elvis recorded a song of mine, that’s the one recording I treasure the most
    ::Bob Dylan
    :Don’t blame it on Elvis, for shakin’ his pelvis
    :Shakin’ the pelvis been in style way back since the River Nile
    ::The Fabulous McClevertys, calypso singers, 1957
    :Before Elvis, there was nothing.
    ::John Lennon
    :Before Elvis, everything was in black and white. Then came Elvis. Zoom, glorious Technicolor.
    ::Keith Richards
    :No one will ever touch Elvis.
    ::Garth Brooks
    : Without Elvis, none of us could have made it
    :: Buddy Holly
    : That Elvis, man, he is all there is. There ain’t no more. Everything starts and ends with him. He wrote the book.
    :: Bruce Springsteen
    : I wouldn’t have admitted it at the time, but I wanted to look and sound like him… If there was no Elvis, there would have been no Cliff Richard.
    :: Cliff Richard

  15. Hey Elvis won’t cha come back home
    I left a message on your code-a-phone
    I tried to reach ya but I can’t get through
    Hey Elvis where the hell are you?
    Somebody saw you at the shopping mall
    Somebody said they heard that Southern draw
    Hey Elvis is it really true
    We’re all waitin’ for a sign from you
    Everybody knows about your pink Cadilac
    Everybody’s wonderin’ when you’re comin’ back
    Everbody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing
    Hey Elvis, You’re still the king
    Hey Elvis won’t cha come back soon
    Nobody’s rockin’ in the jungle room
    Come December don’t know what we’ll do
    Be a blue Christmas without you
    Everybody knows about your pink Cadilac
    Everybody’s wonderin’ when you’re comin’ back
    Everbody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing
    Hey Elvis, You’re still the king
    Love Me Tender – Don’t Be Cruel
    Return To Sender – Stuck On You
    It’s Now Or Never – Suspicious Minds
    Hey Elvis aren’t ya lonesome tonight
    Hey Elvis can’t ya see
    They need you back in Memphis, Tennessee
    They’re makin’ records but there’s nothin’ new
    Nobody ever done it quite like you
    Everybody knows about your pink Cadilac
    Everybody’s wonderin’ when you’re comin’ back
    Everbody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing
    Hey Elvis, You’re still the king
    Everybody knows about your Lisa Marie
    Everybody knows about TCB
    Everybody’s waitin’ just to hear ya sing come back to Memphis,
    Elvis – you’re still the King

  16. The Mean Woman Blues
    (read “Church Ladies” instead of Mean!)
    This song is dedicated to all those Church Ladies out there who are so sweet and kind to Major P.
    I got a woman,
    Mean as she can be
    I got a woman,
    Mean as she can be
    Sometimes I think
    She’s almost mean as me
    A black cat up and died of fright
    ’cause she crossed his path last night
    Oh, I got a woman
    Mean as she can be
    Sometimes I think
    She’s almost mean as me
    She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
    Hurts so good, my heart just flips
    Oh, I got a woman
    Mean as she can be
    Sometimes I think
    She’s almost mean as me
    The strangest gal I ever had
    Never happy ’less she’s mad
    Oh, I got a woman
    Mean as she can be
    Sometimes I think
    She’s almost mean as me
    She makes love without a smile
    Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild
    Oh, I got a woman
    Mean as she can be
    Sometimes I think
    She’s almost mean as me

  17. YEAH COME AND VISIT ME !!! MY FRIENDS FROM THE ISLAMIST GROUP WANT TO KILL YOU DIRTY AMERICANS !!!!!
    AND SOME FRIENDS ARE MEMBERS OF THE ISLAMIST TERROR GROUP IN IRAQ !!THEY KILL US SOLDIERS THERE !!!!
    I LOVE THAT !!!!!!
    AMERICANS HAVE NO CULTURE NO HONOR!!!
    BLOODY KILLERS OF LITTLE KIDS !!!
    GO AND F**K YOUR UGLY FAT AMERICAN WHORES!!!!!
    (“Iris” has been reported to “Web.de (his web provider in Germany) and has been reported to the proper authorities in Germany for his accusations. His current info is below
    Email: Cindy-weller@web.de
    Domain Name (Unknown)
    IP Address 212.88.134.# (teresto media AG)
    ISP teresto media AG
    Location Continent : Europe
    Country : Germany (Facts)
    State/Region : Saarland
    City : Riegelsberg
    Lat/Long : 49.3, 6.9333 (Map)
    Language English (United States)
    en-us
    Operating System Linux UNIX
    Browser Firefox
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/1.0
    Javascript version 1.5
    Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 768
    Color Depth : 16 bits

  18. Hey iris-
    First, eat shit and die. Second, Eat more shit and repeat process. You’re sorry German wanna be hiltler ass doesn’t even deserve to bake in an oven. Be careful who you imitate, or pretend to be friends with, some of us don’t like being “associated” with your kind.

  19. Hey MOTHERFUCKER !!!!!
    COME ON MY FRIENDS FROM THE ISLAMIST GROUP WANT TO KOILL YOU !!!!!
    AMERICANS ARE SHIT BLOODY KILLERS !!!KILLED 3.000.000 PEOPLE WITH THE ATOMBOMB IN HIROSHIMA !!!!
    KILLED WOMEN AND LITTLE KIDS IN VIETNAM !!!
    KILL AND RAPE LITTLE KIDS AND WOMEN IN IRAQ !!!
    AMERICA HAVE NO HONOR !!!ONLY SHIT BLOODY KILLERS !!!
    DEAD FOR THE USA !!!!
    (“Iris” has been reported to “Web.de (his web provider in Germany) and has been reported to the proper authorities in Germany for his accusations. His current info is below
    Email: Cindy-weller@web.de
    Domain Name (Unknown)
    IP Address 212.88.134.# (teresto media AG)
    ISP teresto media AG
    Location Continent : Europe
    Country : Germany (Facts)
    State/Region : Saarland
    City : Riegelsberg
    Lat/Long : 49.3, 6.9333 (Map)
    Language English (United States)
    en-us
    Operating System Linux UNIX
    Browser Firefox
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/1.0
    Javascript version 1.5
    Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 768
    Color Depth : 16 bits

  20. MY FRIENDS FROM THE ISLAMIST GROUP IN IRAQ KILLED LAST MONTHS FIVE AMERICAN SOLDIER WITH A BOMB !!!!
    I AM SO PROUD !!!!
    (“Iris” has been reported to “Web.de (his web provider in Germany) and has been reported to the proper authorities in Germany for his accusations. His current info is below
    Email: Cindy-weller@web.de
    Domain Name (Unknown)
    IP Address 212.88.134.# (teresto media AG)
    ISP teresto media AG
    Location Continent : Europe
    Country : Germany (Facts)
    State/Region : Saarland
    City : Riegelsberg
    Lat/Long : 49.3, 6.9333 (Map)
    Language English (United States)
    en-us
    Operating System Linux UNIX
    Browser Firefox
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041119 Firefox/1.0
    Javascript version 1.5
    Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 768
    Color Depth : 16 bits

  21. Well if this isn’t about the best news yet…..I actually got happy feet tapping right now….here’s hoping for some just rewards headed go ole “iris’s” way. I really hope that every milblog that ass went to has turned him/her in as well.

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