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As she reached the memorial, Winters saw four people bending over a fallen soldier. She dropped her purse and briefcase on the steps and began to help.
The impromptu team kept waiting for an ambulance, desperately willing Cirillo to hang on.
"You are so loved," Winters told Cirillo. "We're all trying to help you."
Sirens signalled the arrival of the paramedics. The soldier at Cirillo's head stood up to give them access. Winters took over doing mouth-to-mouth, her body prone over Cirillo's, her feet resting on the fallen soldier's empty rifle.
Winters did what most people would do, she says.
"When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are."