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AIR COMMANDO SAVES LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN

On 10 March, 2009, Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner received the Air Force Cross in a Pentagon ceremony, becoming the third Airman to receive this award in the Global War on Terror – and the first living recipient. His story is told below in this Air Force News Service article from 24 December, 2008.

 

COMBAT CONTROLLER RECEIVES TWO BRONZE STARS WITH VALOR DEVICE

TWO BRONZE STARS

A combat controller, who is now charged with helping fill the special tactics ranks, was presented with two Bronze Stars with valor device during a ceremony held recently at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.