The wife of the nation’s top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, helped save the life of a bystander who collapsed at the Veterans Day ceremony this week at Arlington National Cemetery, a report said.
Hollyanne Milley, a practicing nurse, told NBC News she heard a commotion just before President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their spouses arrived at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Wednesday.
Milley ran over and found the man — a veteran who asked to remain anonymous — unresponsive.
“When I first got there, he was breathing in a very erratic way that he wasn’t really taking air into his lungs as he should have been,” she said. “And then he stopped breathing.”
He had no pulse — so Milley directed someone to call 911, began chest compressions and performed about two CPR cycles, according to the report.
Finally, the vet “took a big, deep breath and kind of groaned a little bit and