Lifesaver Award presented to Legion Post 406 member

On July 20, American Legion Post 406 was performing a military funeral service in Bethel.  During the service Charles Canter Sr., a 51-year member of the Legion, suffered a heart attack while serving in the Color Guard.

Post member Daniel Pangallo, while not serving in the guard on this day, was a member of the public attending the funeral.  Quick thinking and fast acting, Pangallo rushed to Canter’s side and began administering C.P.R., as no pulse was detected.  Canter’s heart began beating again.  Moments later, Mr. Canter suffered another attack, resulting again in no pulse.  Once again, Pangallo started performing C.P.R., resulting in restarting Canter’s heart yet again.