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Tag: 79th Fighter Squadron

2 Shaw F-16 fighter pilots have been awarded DFC medals for saving 88 coalition soldiers in Afghanistan
According DFC citation, Nygard, an instructor pilot and flight commander, and Cruz, a search pilot, employed weapons on two separate attacks that "enabled the elimination of a senior Islamic State or Iraq and Syria-K leader and saving the lives of 88 coalition soldiers" In an hours-long firefight in Afghanistan where two American soldiers were killed in the offset, the remaining...