Air Force Announces Portraits In Courage, Honoring 24 Airmen For Bravery In Combat

The Air Force’s ninth volume of Portraits in Courage depicts 24 airmen who have shown bravery in combat. Drawn from … Continued

Air Force Announces Portraits In Courage, Honoring 24 Airmen For Bravery In Combat

The Air Force’s ninth volume of Portraits in Courage depicts 24 airmen who have shown bravery in combat. Drawn from a wide range of career fields, each of the selected service members shares a common trait: courage on the battlefield.

One such airman is Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, who exhibited bravery in the face of enemy fire on three separate occasions — repelling an attack from 25 insurgents, treating the wounds of critically injured comrades while under fire, and sprinting through a hail of gunfire to retrieve much-needed ammunition. Another is Tech. Sgt. Thomas Bauhs, who continued to call in air strikes on targets under a barrage of enemy fire.

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