20-year-old Dalton Reidel, and 19-year-old Tyler Kleinow, are your typical young men.
“We like to go downtown, go clubbing but usually me and Tyler just hang out with our buddies,” said Reidel.
Both grew up together, and were surprised to learn they would be stationed at the same Army Base in Hawaii. But on Friday September 13th, on their way to get food, they saw something that made them spring into action.
“This black Chevy trailblazer came down off the on ramp. It ended up hitting the back right side of a ford explore, which somehow spun the Chevy trailblazer, it jumped the curb and rolled over,” said Reidel.
That’s when Tyler turned to Dalton and said we have to go. Those four words would change their lives forever.
“Tyler’s pulled out the 12 year old daughter, and I pulled out another little girl and we put them down a safe distance away from the car. After that we got mom out,” said Reidel.
Shortly after the car catches flames, the boys get the family out just in time.
“I knew it was the right thing to do, because if I had kids or any of my family members were in a car crash, I would want people to do that too,” said Reidel.
Tyler’s dad, a fire fighter, was not surprised of their selfless action.
“It makes you very proud of them to know that they would put themselves in harms way to help people,” said Trent kleinow.
Both Tyler and Dalton have not heard from the family whose lives they saved, but have gotten praises from their fellow soldiers and the community.
“We are soldiers, and we are good people, that’s what we do to help out,” said Reidel.