September 09, 1967 : Hackney receives Medal of Honor

Introduction

Sergeant Duane D. Hackney is presented with the Air Force Cross for bravery in rescuing an Air Force pilot in Vietnam. He was the first living Air Force enlisted man to receive the award, the nation’s second highest award for bravery in action.

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September 09, 1967 : Hackney receives Medal of Honor

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    September 09, 1967 : Hackney receives Medal of Honor

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hackney-receives-medal-of-honor

  • Access Date

    October 18, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks