Staff sgt. awarded DFC for Afghanistan heroism

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    A noncommissioned officer assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., received the Distinguished Flying Cross on Oct. 23 for his bravery in November 2010 while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

    Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill of the 512th Rescue Squadron was recognized for his accomplishments during a deployment to Afghanistan, according to a news release from Kirtland.

    Hill distinguished himself while serving as an HH-60G flight engineer with the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Nov. 14, 2010.

    That day, Hill flew a high-risk mass-casualty evacuation mission in support of coalition operations in the Watapur Valley, Afghanistan. Hill and his aircrew learned friendly forces were pinned down and had taken heavy casualties because of enemy fire.

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