First Lt. Dominic Vicino saving the world

| January 18, 2018 | 8 Comments

AW1Ed sends another story this morning, from the Air Force Times, which reports that First Lieutenant Dominic Vicino, assigned to the 20th Space Control Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was awarded the Airman’s Medal for his heroic actions last March at Miramar Beach, Florida.

Vicino noticed two people waving their arms in distress approximately 100 yards offshore on a day when swimming was prohibited because of “dangerous wildlife and life-threatening riptide conditions,” according to an Air Force press release.

He immediately dropped his belongings, ran to the water, and swam through the violent tide to carry the two to shore. Vicino, 24, then returned to rescue a lifeguard in distress.

Category: Real Soldiers

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Stories like this make the Helo rescue swimmer in me grin. Bravo Zulu, First Lieutenant Vicino.

  2. Mason says:

    BZ El Tee! Went back in to rescue the lifeguard? Nice work

  3. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Lifeguard in distress??? Get caught in a rip, just swim in the direction the “sweep” (current) runs until you are out of the sweep. Easy. That’s the way it’s done up north in Long Beach LI, NY.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Durn! Whatta guy!

  5. Sparks says:

    Well done LT. Damned well done.

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