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Marine credited with saving Okinawa woman’s life after venomous snakebite

Marine credited with saving Okinawa woman’s life after venomous snakebite
Up to 50 people on Okinawa — most often farmers or farmworkers — are bitten each year. Habu venom is hemotoxic, destroying blood cells and tissues.

6 when they heard a scream, Marine officials said in a statement Thursday., did not hesitate, the statement said.While the bar owner called emergency services, James contacted a corpsman friend to see what else he could do, the statement said.First responders credited James and his quick actions with saving the woman's life, the statement said.

John James, a motor vehicle operator from Combat Logistics Battalion 31, was barbecuing with friends at the Saloon bar in Kin town on Nov.Combat Logistics Battalion 31 is a subordinate unit of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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