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This A-10 pilot repeatedly drew fire away from rescue helicopters during an intense firefight 10 years ago. He finally received an award for it

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan
An A-10 pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross recently for heroism during a fight 10 years ago.
His actions were part of what one official called "one of the most intense combat rescue missions of the Afghanistan war."
The pilot not only coordinated 21 aircraft over 37 communications frequencies, but he put himself in harm's way to draw fire.
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot received a prestigious award...
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