This Day in History
Helicopter Rescue of Wounded

Airman 1st Class Hackney Awarded Air Force Cross
September 9, 1967

On this date, Airman 1st Class Dwayne D. Hackney was awarded the Air Force Cross for rescuing a pilot in operations in Vietnam. Hackney, a para-jumper with the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron had already become a legend in the world of rescue, becoming the most decorated para-jumper to serve in Vietnam.

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