About Daniel Maslowski
About daniel maslowski
Daniel Maslowski grew up in Brooklyn, NY and dreamed of being a television meteorologist. He enrolled at SUNY Oswego to pursue his dream and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Daniel has a passion for severe weather and plans to pursue his career as a meteorologist/multimedia journalist at WUTR in Utica, New York. He has won many student entrepreneurship competitions and was named a President’s List student. His business idea, SWTRS, won the Launch It student entrepreneurship contest on campus and placed first in the emergency and first responder category at the CNY Competes regional competition. He is now taking the concept to the statewide New York Business Plan Competition in hopes of getting his product on the market.
During the Vietnam War, Maslowski piloted a helicopter that was shot down. He was a prisoner of war until his scheduled release on February 12, 1973. While in captivity, he came across two of his colleagues from the helicopter who eventually died from malaria.
One of them was Specialist Fifth Class Crowson, who had been battling the disease for months. After a long hike to a make shift shelter, Crowson was extremely sick and his condition quickly deteriorated. It was clear he would die without medical treatment. Without hesitation, Chief Warrant Officer Maslowski reached down and picked up Specialist Fifth Class Crowson on a piggy back style and carried him over rough terrain for nearly a mile. He then started mouth to mouth resuscitation and heart massage for about an hour until a medic and doctor arrived.