Senior Airman Jason Cunningham
Lamereaux and another medic knew Jason needed surgery immediately. They worked to save him as the commander called for help.
There would be no help for hours, until after dark when it was safer.
Nothing the medics did could keep Jason from slipping away.
The former sailor, who had become an Air Force pararescueman because he wanted to help others, died at 6 p.m.
The medivac arrived 90 minutes later.
Jason was a True Hero that day. But not just that day. He fought to save lives every day of his PJ career. One battle he won changed field medicine forever. Jason spearheaded the battle with the DoD to get blood products into the prehospital setting – first in the military and now in civilian emergency systems. There is no way to know how many lives Jason Cunningham saved because of his determination to push that through.
Certainly more than the ten he saved on Roberts Ridge.