Wichita, Kan., native Spc. Benjamin Full, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief for Company A, 3rd "Spearhead" Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, shakes the hand of Traverse City, Mich., native Col. Dan Shanahan, commander of the 1st ACB, after receiving the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in action, April 5 when his helicopter was forced down under enemy fire. Full not only helped evacuate the passengers that day, but also treated those wounded in the incident. "Of all the crew members that day, I'm most proud of ... Full," said Portland, Ore., native Capt. Kenneth Doleac, Logistics officer for 3-227th and one of the pilots that day.

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