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Kansas Guardsman receives Airman's Medal for heroic actions

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. --

Airman 1st Class David Stevens awarded Airman's Medal

Airman 1st Class David Stevens II, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, 184th Wing, Wichita, received the Airman’s Medal at a ceremony that was presented by Maj. Gen. David Weishaar, Kansas Adjutant General, Aug. 7, 2021.

The Airman’s Medal is awarded when an individual distinguished himself or herself by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of his or her life but not involving actual combat.

On July 28, 2020, Stevens witnessed a car accident at a busy intersection in Wichita. The driver of an SUV experienced a medical emergency, causing their vehicle to be wedged under a city bus with the accelerator pinned down.

Stevens immediately jumped into action, leaving his vehicle and running to the scene to provide aid. He struck the passenger window several times to break through, then reached in and turned off the vehicle.

Maj. Gen. David Weishaar presents Airman's Medal to Airman 1st Class David Stevens

“That took some courage,” said Weishaar. “I hope to think that I would have that same courage to do what he did.”

Stevens’ actions prevented a severe accident that could have easily endangered the safety of bystanders. Stevens’ quick actions allowed Emergency Medical Services to attend to the driver and the injuries Stevens received during the rescue.

By putting his own life at risk, Stevens displayed the heroism which earned him the Airman’s Medal.

“This courageous act of service before self is exactly what we want to have within all of us in situations such as this,” said Weishaar. “Thank you very much for what you did, thank you for being a member of this community and thank you for making the community a better place.”

 

Local Information

Recruiting - 316-759-7424

 

Mailing Address:

52960 Jayhawk Dr.
McConnell AFB, KS 67221

 

Wichita Area Code – 316
Comm. Prefix – 759-XXXX
DSN Prefix – 743-XXXX
McConnell Operator – 6100
Weather Line – 1-800-892-526

Essential Numbers

184th Command Post – 759-7070
184th Force Support Sq. – 759-7431
184th Comptroller Flight – 759-7068
184th Sec. Forces Sq. – 759-7445
184th Medical Group - 759-7380
184th Public Affairs – 759-7561
Family Support Office – 759-7092
Director of Psych. Health – 759-8901
Sexual Assault Helpline – 759-7011
22nd Medical Group – 759-6300

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