Soldier Saves Vet from River

| March 27, 2022

Warrants do exist. Good thing for a Vietnam Vet on the Appomattox. Poetrooper sends.

US soldier saves Vietnam vet trapped in freezing VA river


A U.S. Army soldier rescued a Vietnam War veteran from a Virginia river earlier this month after he fell out of his boat.

Mike Goodwin, 75, was fishing in the Appomattox River when he lost his balance and toppled into the freezing cold river.

“When I reached back for the anchor rope, I just went right over,” Goodwin told CBS 6 on March 14.

The elderly fisherman, who is also on oxygen, was left clinging to the side of the boat, unable to pull himself up.

“I got ready to turn loose a few times, just couldn’t do it,” he recalled.

Meanwhile, Chief Warrant Officer Chris Miserlian had just finished class at Fort Lee and was preparing to go fishing at the same river not far from where Goodwin was trapped.

Eventually, Miserlian noticed a boat without anyone in it.

“[Then] I thought I heard a cry for help,” he said, noting that he wasn’t sure what the sound was because he had forgotten to wear his hearing aid that day.

After moving closer to the sound, Miserlian realized he “definitely heard somebody holler for help.”

American Military News

BZ, CWO3 Miserlian! Thanks for another kind of FGS, Poe.

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The Warrant had forgotten to wear his hearing aide – after going to class?
The instructor is that boring?

Glad he heard the call for help, though.


BZ indeed CWO3 Miserlian. I’d like to buy that Chief a refreshing beverage…of his choice. Good Job!

MI Ranger

Amazing, to hear he was able to help. Not surprising that is where he was while TDY.