Staff Sgt. Christopher Hurley

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hurley, a resident of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, and assigned to the 913th Engineer Company of the Tennessee National Guard, poses for a photo at the Laredo International Bridge in Texas. Hurley saved the life of a pedestrian on Sept. 20 by performing CPR while supporting the Department of Defense's Southwest Border mission.

LAREDO, Texas (WSMV) - The Tennessee Army National Guard crediting one of its soldiers with saving a man's life in Texas this week.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hurley heard a radio call that someone had collapsed and needed assistance on Monday. The trained Army medic and civilian paramedic found that person not breathing and without a pulse.

Hurley immediately started CPR. The person regained consciousness and was responsive when EMS arrived to transport him to a nearby hospital.

"Staff Sgt. Hurley's willingness to step up in a time of need exemplifies the ideals of what it is to be a Soldier," Army National Guard Capt. Billy Blackwell, Hurley's company commander, said in a statement on Friday. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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