Thursday, August 11, 2011

A-10C pilot Capt. Aaron Palat from the 75th Fighter Squadron received Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for Afghanistan mission

Released by 23rd Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Capt. Aaron Palan, 75th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his participation in an aerial flight in Afghanistan Oct. 1, 2010. Palan saved a special forces team that had been ambushed and killed 20 to 30 enemy combatants with four precision-guided munitions, 1,150 rounds of 30 mm ammunition and three white phosphorous rockets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Mancha) Hi-res

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