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U.S. Apache Pilots in Iraq Win DFCs for Rescue

By James T. McKenna | August 6, 2007

Four U.S. Army Apache pilots have been honored for their part in the July 2 rescue of two OH-58D pilots downed by enemy fire in Iraq. CW3 Allan Davison and CW2 Micah Johnson, both Boeing AH-64D Apache pilots for Co. A, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment in the 1st Cavalry Div.'s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, received Distinguished Flying Crosses. According to the Army, they landed their helicopter in a hostile area and evacuated the two downed Kiowa pilots of the 3rd Infantry Div.'s 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade. Johnson gave up his front seat to one of the rescued pilots, and he and the other Kiowa pilot strapped themselves to the Apache's wings. Davison and Johnson's Apache wingmen, CW3 Troy Moseley and CW2 Seung Choi, received Air Medals for their efforts for circling above to provide security for the rescue.      For related news

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