LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A high honor for a former Kentucky guardsman.
Retired Air National Guard Master Sgt. Keary Miller has received the Air Force Cross. It is the second-highest military award for bravery, second only to the Medal of Honor.
Miller was cited for his actions in Afghanistan in 2002.
A pararescueman, Miller helped fight off the Taliban and rescue soldiers during a 17-hour battle on a mountain.
Seven U.S. service members were killed in the battle.
Photos: U.S. Air Force