Former KY Guardsman Awarded Air Force Cross

posted by NewsRadio 840 WHAS - 

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.


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Photos:  U.S. Air Force

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