A wide angle look out the boom pod of a KC 135 on to a B-52 Stratofortress. On the right hand side of the window are wires and cables


Act of heroism is recognized with an Airman’s Medal

Lt. Col. Douglas Edwards (right), 906th Air Refueling Squadron Commander, receives the Airman’s Medal from Lt. Gen. Mark Ramsay, 18th Air Force Commander, in a ceremony at Scott AFB, IL on May 21, 2012. Edwards received the award for rescuing an elderly woman from a burning vehicle on Nov. 2, 2009 near King Hill, Idaho. With complete disregard for his own safety, Edwards succeeded in freeing the injured and trapped victim from her car just moments before the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. Local Sheriff Deputies responded within eight minutes of the initial 9-1-1 call about the accident and later told Edwards the victim would have been burned alive if he hadn’t acted so quickly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Franklin Hayes)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Franklin Hayes
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