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82nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviator earns the Army Broken Wing award

Lt. Col. Rick Zampelli, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment commander, pins the Broken Wing award on Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gene Tidwell, Troop B, 1-17 CAV maintenance test pilot, during a ceremony at the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, April 29. The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a high degree of professional skill while recovering from an in-flight failure or malfunction requiring an emergency landing. Tidwell earned the award as a result of his actions on March 24, 2011, when, despite engine failure, he turned his OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter into the wind and completed autorotation, landing the aircraft upright in a grass field. His actions preserved the crash-worthiness of the aircraft and ensured survival of the occupants.



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This work, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviator earns the Army Broken Wing award [Image 3 of 3], by CPT Beth Riordan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.29.2014

Date Posted:05.01.2014 16:12

Photo ID:1299850

VIRIN:140429-A-LX078-009

Resolution:3888x2592

Size:2.06 MB

Location:FORT BRAGG, NC, USGlobe

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