Pilot honored for life-saving mission

July 23, 2008 2:21:21 PM PDT
An Air Force pilot from Kingwood has received a special honor for helping save a trapped team of Germans in Afghanistan.Captain Brian Erickson received the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor on July 11. Erickson received the medal for a mission on October 16, 2006.

Erickson provided close air support for six German soldiers taking fire from enemy rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, and small-arms. Erickson attacked the enemy troops and protected the Germans until they could be rescued.

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