A Hero Among US

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk (center), the Adjutant General of North Carolina, commander of the North Carolina National Guard, pins the North Carolina National Guard Soldier and Airman Medal for heroism onto U.S. Air Force Maj. Nathan Barron (left), 156th Airlift Wing, during a ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 1, 2017. Barron acted decisively and courageously by tackling and maneuvering an unruly passenger to the ground after he assaulted a flight attendant. Barron continued to subdue the passenger until law enforcement arrived which saved the lives of the crew as well as others aboard the plane. The medal was recently created to honor Soldiers and Airmen for heroic actions performed while out of the military uniform.

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter
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