The Alamo Area Council is proud to announce the selection of a member of Troop 285 to be a recipient of a Meritorious Action Award. Conor Ferguson was honored for his actions with the presentation of a Medal of Merit.
On January 4, 2019, Conor Ferguson, age 13, was returning to San Antonio with his grandfather, James Wallace, age 67, who was driving the car.As they exited the interstate onto a busy roadway, Mr. Wallace fell unconscious at the steering wheel. Conor immediately grabbed the steering wheel and although unable to reach the brake pedal, he steered the car away from other vehicles, onto the grass and finally against a wall to stop the car.
Two other drivers stopped and helped to move Mr. Wallace out of the car and administered CPR. Conor called his father to tell him what had happened and give his location then he called Emergency Services to give them the information.
Because of his ability to recognize the situation and remain calm, Conor successfully managed to maneuver a moving vehicle to a safe area and call for help.
Troop 285 is sponsored by Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas.