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Air Force honors Okinawa airman for rescuing Japanese family in danger of drowning | Stars & Stripes
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Air Force honors Okinawa airman for rescuing Japanese family in danger of drowning | Stars & Stripes

It was an average day for Airman 1st Class Leonard Cantrell Jr. While at the Okinawa’s Tataki waterfall he saw a family struggling to keep their daughters head above water. He dove himself into the chilly water and pulled a mother and her young daughter to shore. He went on with his day without telling anyone, but his peers took note of his actions. Cantrell has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and commented that the most important thing was that the family is safe.

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/air-force-honors-okinawa-airman-for-rescuing-japanese-family-in-danger-of-drowning-1.651202