Soldiers honored for actions in Arsenal Street fiery crash

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown has honored five Fort Drum soldiers who jumped into action to help the victims of a fiery crash.

At Monday night’s city council meeting, the soldiers each received a special coin from Mayor Jeff Smith after he dedicated the day to them.

It was in recognition for the soldiers’ actions on October 14 after a pickup truck collided with an SUV on Arsenal Street. The soldiers helped get passengers out of the burning truck.

“The moment I saw the driver, I had a moment where I was like, ‘oh, my God, this is happening,’” Spc. Zachary Broxson said. “I saw nobody go in. It was just like, ‘all right, I got to go in there.’”

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