21 Jan '18, 10pm

Find out how this @TeamEglin #Airman earned the Airman’s Medal: https://t.co/UsDFkB01T4

Find out how this @TeamEglin #Airman earned the Airman’s Medal: https://t.co/UsDFkB01T4

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- A 20th Space Control Squadron Airman was honored with an achievement medal for his actions Jan. 10, 2018. First Lieutenant Dominic Vicino, a weapons and tactics officer, distinguished himself by risking his life to save three others at Miramar Beach, Florida, March 31, 2017. On that date, swimming was prohibited because of dangerous wildlife and life-threatening riptide conditions along the Gulf Coast. Vicino saw two people waving their arms approximately 100 yards offshore. “I realized they were in distress, so I dropped my belongings and bolted for the water in a dead sprint,” said Vicino. Vicino fought through dangerous waves and riptides to reach the victims and carry them back to shore. Then he re-entered the water and rescued a distressed lifeguard. “I’m just glad I happened to be in the right place at the right time,” said the 24...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1418328/sp...

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