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On April 16, 2009 “Sully” received an airmanship award for his actions that day. He received the award at the Air Force Academy in Colorado from which he graduated in 1973. The full story can be read here.
When he was commissioned, Sullenberger was named best aviator in his class, winning an award called “Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship.” Somehow this does not surprise me at all. He served in the Air Force until 1980, when he became a commercial pilot.
Once again, congratulations to Capt. Sullenberger and his crew on a job well done!
Tags: Air Force, award, plane crash, Sully
I don’t know about anyone else, but I find this story truly heartwarming and uplifting. In a world that seems so filled with bad news, bad times and bad people it is wonderful to know that we still have people that will step up to the plate, do what is neccesary and save the day. Everyone from the pilot Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, co-pilot Jeff Skiles, the police, emergency workers and the people that just happened to be there are heroes. I was amazed watching the news last night and reading the story today. I am not surprised to learn the pilot is former military. This is just how they do things.
I hope other people find this miracle a bit of a boost in their lives and hopefully can take a minute or two to feel good about things. Thanks everyone involved for making my day, week, month…
Tags: heroes, Hudson, plane crash