Nebraska Soldiers honored for heroic 2019 flood rescues
Four Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk crew members with Company G, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion were honored at a ceremony in Lincoln, July 2, 2020, with the DUSTOFF 2019 Rescue of the Year award for their heroic rescues during Nebraska's historic floods in 2019. This year's award-winning crew included: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Josh Schaaf, pilot in command; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Dooley, pilot; Staff Sgt. Lawrence Lind, medic and Sgt. Aaron Winberg, crew chief. The crew also received the state’s first four Nebraska National Guard Commendation Medals with ‘V’ device for Valor, after Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed an executive order on June 29, 2020, establishing the new award for distinguishing specific acts of bravery. (Nebraska National Guard photos by Sgt. Lisa Crawford)
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