31 May '18, 10pm

#NCO receives #Soldier ’s #Medal for saving two #airmen from #plane crash wreckage https://t.co/XSFvjrTjSe

#NCO receives #Soldier ’s #Medal for saving two #airmen from #plane crash wreckage https://t.co/XSFvjrTjSe

Sgt. 1st Class Levon Fernandez was at work at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras when a Honduran Air Force plane crashed into a nearby building, taking out high-voltage power lines and a telephone pole. Fernandez rushed to the scene and pulled two airmen from the dangerous wreckage, saving their lives in the process. For his actions on that day, Aug. 16, 2017, Fernandez was awarded the Soldier’s Medal , the Army’s highest peacetime award for valor. Fernandez, a flight paramedic with Joint Task Force-Bravo ’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, received the medal in a ceremony at Soto Cano Air Base, according to U.S. Southern Command . Fernandez was on duty Aug. 16 when a Honduran Air Force L410 on a training flight crashed, hitting the 1-228 Headquarters building, according to SOUTHCOM. The plane hit less than 100 yards from where Fernandez was working. Immediately after t...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/05/31/nco-r...

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