Master-at-Arms First Class Joseph Pellicano recognized at Milton City Council

Published on May 11, 2017 with 1 Comment

Master-at-Arms First Class Joseph Pellicano received a standing ovation for his bravery during a serious car accident on January 16, 2017 while en route to work at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Pellicano saw a traffic accident, stopped and offered help. What he found was a distraught woman and a lifeless child.  According to reports, he took control of the scene before first responders arrived and was able to provide lifesaving direction to bystanders, calmed the distressed mother and administered cardio pulmonary resuscitation to the child.

By doing so he saved the life of then 17-month-old Kaysin Willis.

Pellicano with Kaysin and his mother Rebekah and brother.

Although the child was unresponsive upon initial examination, Pellicano continued cardio pulmonary resuscitation and the toddler gasped for air several times and began breathing on his own and continued to do so until first responders gave instruction to cease. Reports continued to say Kaysin was


transported to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and admitted in infant/toddler intensive care unit where he was diagnosed with a fractured leg, internal bleeding and severe brain swelling from a traumatic brain injury from the accident. He was placed into an induced coma to produce necessary healing.

Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss read an official proclamation to the audience which stated:

WHEREAS, Because of one man’s initiative, Kaysin made a full recovery from his injuries. MA1 Pellicano’s exceptional abilities, courage, and quick action demonstrated his devotion to others; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Wesley Meiss, Mayor of the City of Milton, along with the Milton City Council recognize MA1 Joseph Pellicano as a positive role model for everyone and encourage them to support and participate in the well-being of other individuals and thereby do hereby proclaim today as: “MA1 JOSEPH PELLICANO DAY.”

Kaysin and his mother, Rebekah Willis were in attendance at the meeting.


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  1. Joey , way to go, my lifesaving Cousin.
    Bless you & your beautiful family.
    Lots of love from Staten Island, NY
    Always Aunt Ruth and Cousins

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