January 21, 1991

1991:    Operation DESERT STORM/AIR FORCE CROSS. Capt Paul T. Johnson in his A-10 Thunderbolt II finds a downed Navy fighter pilot, who had ejected in Iraqi territory. Johnson destroys a threatening Iraqi truck, allowing an Air Force MH-53J Pave Low helicopter to rescue the pilot. For his efforts, Johnson receives the Air Force Cross.

Posted in History.