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Master Sgt. Kevin Haunschild, Military Times' 2023 Marine of the Year, controlled air traffic for the largest noncombatant evacuation in military history.
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Working under a tailgate-style tent to shield them from the baking sun, the Marines handled about 110 flights per day with no aircraft mishaps.
Master Sgt. Kevin Haunschild "selflessly ventured onto the active runway to clear an obstruction" while surrounded by enemy forces and 10,000 civilians.
Five Bronze Stars were awarded to members of an Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital on Tuesday.
By Kyle Rempfer