Army Aviation

Soldiers Earn Medals for Quick Reaction to Fiery Crash

medalSpc. Benjamin Rogers was driving home with his family when he came across the accident; a vehicle had struck a tree and had caught on fire. Rogers saw that the driver was stuck inside the vehicle. Making proper use of his training, Rogers, a Black Hawk helicopter repairer with D Company, 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, acted quickly and calmly. Along with help from his son, Spc. Rogers attempted to subdue the fire. Minutes after Roger found the vehicle, Gassaway, a military police officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, pulled up to the scene with his family. Gassaway immediately went to help Rogers try to open the vehicle’s door, while his wife started helping Rogers’ son put out the fire. The four individuals put forth their best effort to help rescue the driver. Unfortunately the driver, a 28 year old woman named Brittney Stokes, passed away later that evening at the hospital due to injuries.

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