Year
1967
Month Day
September 09

Sergeant Duane D. Hackney receives Air Force Cross

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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