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    82nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviator earns the Army Broken Wing award [Image 3 of 3]

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

    FORT BRAGG, NC, UNITED STATES

    04.29.2014

    Photo by Capt. Beth Riordan 

    82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    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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    Date Taken: 04.29.2014
    Date Posted: 05.01.2014 16:35
    Photo ID: 1299850
    VIRIN: 140429-A-LX078-009
    Resolution: 3888x2592
    Size: 2.06 MB
    Location: FORT BRAGG, NC, US 

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