Council Bluffs boy receives heroism award


April 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A boy from Council Bluffs has received a hero’s award for his efforts at trying to save a life. According to the Omaha World-Herald, 12-year old Corbin Naylor received the National Boy Scout Heroism Award late last month, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, in Council Bluffs. Corbin was recognized for performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on his 74-year old father Dean, who was found unconscious in the family’s living room on April 14th, 2012. The man later died, at a local hospital.

In addition to performing CPR on his father, Corbin calmly instructed his panicked mother Kellie to call 9-1-1, and on how to help him in perform the chest compressions as well as other CPR-related procedures, until paramedics could arrive on the scene. Corbin, a 7th grade student at the Lewis Central Middle School, learned how to administer CPR from his activities with Boy Scout Troop 23. He had already earned his First Aid merit badge.

During the award ceremony, Corbin gave a speech about organ and tissue donation, which was fitting, as his father donated parts of his body to help burn victims. Corbin is a senior patrol leader and holds a Star rank, according to his mother. She said he is two ranks away from becoming an Eagle Scout.