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Brave mission earns eight Night Stalkers the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

By Spc. Ashley M. Outler
28th Public Affairs Detachment

160th Soar NightstalkersJoint Base Lewis-McChord, WA – “I flew super fast, I flew low, and I flew hard, like I stole it,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Todd Peterson, Chinook helicopter pilot, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), about the night that his crew and two others flew a dangerous but crucial mission that sacrificed their lives for the safety of other forces and earned them the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

Eight Soldiers of the 160th SOAR who braved the mission were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 11th.

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

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