Airman First Class Paul J. Volges, 24, of New York City, rides the jungle penetrator hoist on another mission of mercy.  Volges, an aeromedical technician with Detachment 11, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Tuy Hoa air base, has voluntarily risked his life on three occasions to search hostile territory for crash survivors.  On two occasions he was ordered to leave the scene due to approaching enemy forces.  During another mission he braved enemy ground fire to run 250 yards down a beach to recover the pilots body from crashed helicopter.  Assisting Volges is Staff Sergeant William O. Johnson, 29, (center), of Mobile, Alabama, flight engineer on the HH-43B helicopter.  Major John J. Elliff, 33, (right), of Banquete, Texas, is the pilot and commander of Detachment 11.  .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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Airman First Class Paul J. Volges, 24, of New York City, rides the jungle penetrator hoist on another mission of mercy. Volges, an aeromedical technician with Detachment 11, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Tuy Hoa air base, has voluntarily risked his life on three occasions to search hostile territory for crash survivors. On two occasions he was ordered to leave the scene due to approaching enemy forces. During another mission he braved enemy ground fire to run 250 yards down a beach to recover the pilots body from crashed helicopter. Assisting Volges is Staff Sergeant William O. Johnson, 29, (center), of Mobile, Alabama, flight engineer on the HH-43B helicopter. Major John J. Elliff, 33, (right), of Banquete, Texas, is the pilot and commander of Detachment 11. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History082.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 3 Sep 2002
Location: Tuy Hoa South Vietnam
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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