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Former Navy Medic Sprang Into Action At 2013 Marathon13:49Download

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Alicia Shambo, in the yellow jacket, comforts Victoria McGrath, seriously injured in the bombing of the Boston Marathon,  as medics prepare to put McGrath into an ambulance Monday, April 15, 2013. (Jeremy Pavia/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Alicia Shambo, in the yellow jacket, comforts Victoria McGrath, seriously injured in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, as medics prepare to put McGrath into an ambulance Monday, April 15, 2013. (Jeremy Pavia/AP)

Many people jumped into action at last year's marathon, aiding the injured. Many were already on duty or on-call. Others were bystanders or volunteers. Alicia Shambo was one of those volunteers.

Most years, Shambo, a former Navy medic who lives in Hopkinton, hosts runners at her home near the starting line of the Boston Marathon. But last year, Alicia was at the finish line, handing out mylar blankets when the bombs exploded.

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Alicia Shambo, former Navy medic and Boston Athletic Association volunteer

This segment aired on April 14, 2014.

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