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Moody Airman receives Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Force Maj. Gen. H.D. Polumbo, Jr. presented Maj. Parvin with the award during the ceremony Thursday Air Force Maj. Gen. H.D. Polumbo, Jr. presented Maj. Parvin with the award during the ceremony Thursday
Jeremiah Parvin Jeremiah Parvin
Richard Wells Richard Wells
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) - An Airman at Moody Air Force Base received a prestigious military award.

Maj. Jeremiah Parvin was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross with valor Thursday afternoon.

He earned the award for using his A-10 in 2008 to help six Marines fight off an enemy attack in Afghanistan at night, in bad weather, and in area where he had never flown.

"325 miles, approximately, is where we had to go and it turned into an extraordinary mission due to the circumstances," explained Maj. Parvin.


One of the six Marines Parvin helped save, Master Gunnery Sergeant Richard Wells, attended the ceremony. "I will always be in Major Parvin's debt for the rest of my life, my self and the rest of our team," said MGSgt. Wells.

The award is given to military members who have displayed heroic support during combat while flying.

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