Private Matthew Thomas Lepain, M.B.
Corporal Alexander Zawyrucha, M.B.
On August 12, 2015, Private Matthew Lepain and Corporal Alexander Zawyrucha assisted a woman involved in a car accident in Windsor, Ontario. After witnessing the collision, the two men steadied the vehicle, which was leaking gasoline and had started rolling backwards. Private Lepain tried to pull the victim from her car, but she became entangled in her seatbelt. As Corporal Zawyrucha reached in to help, Private Lepain noticed a fire growing under the hood of the car, threatening to light the pool of gasoline spreading beneath their feet. Corporal Zawyrucha managed to pull the victim out and, with the help of Private Lepain, brought her to safety just as the vehicle became engulfed in flames.