Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger

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Medal of Honor, 2000

William Pitsenbarger, a pararescue jumper, acted with the highest level of courage and service to others during a rescue mission near Cam My, Republic of Vietnam. Near the evacuation site, the rescue helicopter was damaged. Electing to stay on the ground, Pitsenbarger was later killed while defending his wounded charges.

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