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    Valkyrie MEDEVAC mountain hoist rescue [Image 12 of 12]

    Valkyrie MEDEVAC mountain hoist rescue

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGHANISTAN

    07.04.2012

    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon 

    82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    U.S. Army Spc. Terry Mills, of Brandon, Miss., pulls U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Stumpff, Fort Bragg, N.C., into a Black Hawk medevac helicopter July 4 in Khowst province, Afghanistan. Stumpff was stranded on a narrow cliff while escaping an enemy ambush, requiring Valkyrie medevac, a dual-state National Guard unit to perform a dangerous hoist extraction under enemy fire while navigating dangerous terrain. Stumpff had been shot in the head by an enemy insurgent, but suffered only a superficial wound as the bullet passed through the back of his helmet, grazed the top of his head, and exited through the front.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 07.04.2012
    Date Posted: 08.18.2012 12:08
    Photo ID: 647574
    VIRIN: 120704-A-#####-904
    Resolution: 1395x2100
    Size: 704.54 KB
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AF 
    Hometown: FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AF
    Hometown: BRANDON, MS, US
    Hometown: FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US
    Hometown: FORT BRAGG, NC, US
    Hometown: GARY, IN, US
    Hometown: JACKSON, MS, US

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