By Staff Writer | December 1, 2007
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commanding general of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, (second from left), presents the Distinguished Flying Cross to CW4 Elliott Ham, second from right, as CW4 Steven Kilgore, right, awaits his medal in a ceremony Oct. 28, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Also receiving the honor were 1st Lt. Brian Haas and CW2 Cole Moughon. The four Apache pilots from the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment in the 1st Cavalry Div.’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade earned the medals for their actions against five gun trucks with heavy machine guns on May 31. The Distinguished Flying Cross is the U.S. military’s highest aviation-specific award.