Reserve wing receives German Maritime Search and Rescue award
Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, talks with Chief Master Sgt. Randy Wells, 301st Rescue Squadron chief enlisted manager; and Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka, the U.S. Ambassador’s representative to the German states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Jan. 26, 2018, at the German Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Germany. Matthews and a contingent of six Airmen traveled to Germany to accept the Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold from the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service on behalf of the unit. The 920th RQW was honored for its rescue of two German citizens after their vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., July 7, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
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