Thursday, July 18, 2013

Air Force Pararescuman Awarded Silver Star

After all the crap in the media that is the 24 hour news cycle from Jody Arias to Zimmerman here is a story that recieved no media attention at all.

Thank you SSgt Kline for the job you did.

According to the award citation, Kline was a part of a rescue team tasked to recover two U.S. Army pilots from an OH-58D Kiowa that had gone down. While on the ground, Kline fought enemy fire while coordinating with aircraft by radio to target threats located behind his position. During the engagement, an incoming round ignited fuel within the wreckage, which then erupted in flames. He continued to push through enemy fire to an alternate site while still guiding overhead aircraft to adversarial positions by radio.

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