Governor Rick Scott recognized U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Allyn with the Governor’s Medal of Merit for his heroic actions to save the victims of a car accident.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to honor Specialist Christopher Allyn with the Medal of Merit today and would like to thank him for his selfless response to save lives. His actions show the dedication of our brave service members, on and off the field, to ensure the safety of families across the state and nation.”
On April 10, 2016, SPC Allyn witnessed a car accident in Cape Coral where a vehicle had overturned and caught fire. He broke the car window to enter the vehicle and successfully pulled victims out before the vehicle became completely engulfed in flames and first responders arrived on scene. SPC Allyn was also recognized by the Cape Coral Fire Department and Cape Coral Police Department for his life-saving actions. He currently serves the state as a Correctional Officer in Charlotte County.