Award ceremony held for Nightstalkers

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Nightstalkers, back from a recent deployment, were honored for their actions in Afghanistan.

Eight soldiers with the Third Battalion - 160th Special Operation Aviations Regiment received medals at a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield. In one of their missions, they helped rescue an injured soldier on the battlefield.

"It was on a hill and we decided to do a hoist. And the ground troops did a great job keeping the enemy back and we got support from the air," Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shannon Blitchington told WTOC.

One pilot received the distinguished Flying Cross.

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