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Airman receives Distinguished Flying Cross for South Sudan mission | AirForceTimes
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Airman receives Distinguished Flying Cross for South Sudan mission | AirForceTimes

When three CV-22s came under fire during a rescue mission in South Sudan in 2013, the quick actions of the crew kept the aircraft flying — and each other alive.
One of those troops received a Distinguished Flying Cross June 2 for his actions on that mission.

Tech. Sgt. James McKay, a special missions aviator with the 7th Special Operations Squadron, was awarded the medal at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England.

McKay was a staff sergeant with the 8th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron when the mission launched on Dec. 21, 2013.

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