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Video: Marine Saves Okinawan Woman From Venomous Snakebite

Jan. 8, 2021 | BY DoD News

On Nov. 6, 2020, Marine Corps Sgt. John James from Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, used his Marine Corps training to save a life and strengthen the U.S-Japanese alliance.

A woman pins a medal on a Marine.
Medal Presentation
Marine Corps Sgt. John James is awarded the Navy Achievement Medal by Tokiko Ahuso during a ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 23, 2020. Sgt. James saved her life after she was bitten by a habu viper in November.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Salas
VIRIN: 201223-M-PZ577-819C
A Marine stands with two women.
Marine Appreciation
Marine Corps Sgt. John James poses for a photo with Tokiko Ahuso and her daughter Hirono Ikehara after being awarded the Navy Achievement Medal at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 23, 2020. James was awarded the medal for saving Ahuso after she was bitten by a habu viper on Nov. 6.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Salas
VIRIN: 201223-M-PZ577-185
Marines stand with two women.
Group Photo
Marine Corps Sgt. John James poses for a photo with Tokiko Ahuso and her daughter Hirono Ikehara after being awarded the Navy Achievement Medal at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 23, 2020. James was awarded the medal for saving Ahuso after she was bitten by a habu viper on Nov. 6.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Salas
VIRIN: 201223-M-PZ577-600
A Marine wearing a medal holds a red folder.
Marine Medalist
Marine Corp Sgt. John James is awarded the Navy Achievement Medal during a ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec 23, 2020. Sgt. James saved the life of local resident Tokiko Ahuso after she was bitten by a habu viper in November.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon Salas
VIRIN: 201223-M-PZ577-761