Aug 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James B. Hecker, left, presents a coin to U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Travis K. Pugh Aug. 15 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 were presented the coins after extinguishing a fire resulting from an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, which crashed during a training mission Aug. 5 in the Central Training Area on Okinawa. “When we needed help, the Marines were there for us,” said Hecker, the commanding general of the 18th Wing. Pugh is the air frames officer in charge with HMM-262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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