Hometown Hero: Charleston Native & Marine Shares Life-Saving Story Out of Okinawa

February 5, 2019, 4:05 pm EST | Share:



CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) – It can happen to anyone in a split second: a near-fatal accident. And it’s what we do in the immediate aftermath to help that can change someone forever.

On New Year’s Eve 2018, Corporal Devan Duranwernet, a Charleston native and Marine, witnessed a terrible incident involving an American airman.

Cpl. Duranwernet joined us via satellite from Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan, sharing more about the experience and how he and his brothers-in-arms saved a life.