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Coast Guard Member Faints During VP’s Speech — And Pence Leaps Into Action

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth — and in the middle of his speech, paused to answer an unexpected call of duty.

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Pence was talking about the attitude of service members and their tendencies to put the needs of others above their own needs:

Public service is a calling. Public safety is a calling. It’s a calling to a mission to consider others as more important than yourself, to count your lives as less important than the lives of your countrymen …

But even as he was speaking, one of the Coast Guard members on the stage next to him appeared to faint.

Without a pause or the slightest hesitation, the vice president turned from the podium and dropped out of view.

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In a matter of seconds, Pence was on his knees next to the fallen Coast Guard member, assisting several others in helping her to her feet. (RELATED: Mike And Karen Pence Make Surprise Visit To March For Life)

Vice President Mike Pence assists a fainting member of the Coast Guard. Screen Shot/C-Span

Vice President Mike Pence assists a fainting member of the Coast Guard. Screen Shot/C-Span

Pence was visiting Portsmouth to complete a tour of the base and discuss border security.

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