U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Siegele awarded the Airmen’s Medal
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Siegele awarded the Airmen’s Medal April 17, 2017 during the U.S. Special Operations Commands 30th Anniversary All Hands call.

By: USSOCOM Office of Communication - 4/17/2017

  • 2017 Airmen's Medal
    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, pins the Airmen’s Medal to the uniform of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Siegele at USSOCOM’s all-hands call April 17, 2017 on MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. The all-hands began USSOCOM’s week-long celebration of the command’s 30th anniversary. Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Angelita Lawrence.
  • 2017 Airmen's Medal
    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander U.S. Special Operations Command, shakes the hand of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Siegele at USSOCOM’s all-hands call April 17, 2017 on MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla after awarding him the Airmen’s Medal. The all-hands began USSOCOM’s week-long celebration of the command’s 30th anniversary. Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Angelita Lawrence.

 

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew J. Siegele was awarded the Airmen's Medal for saving the life of a drowning child who had fallen through the ice on Carter Lake, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 1, 2016. With complete disregard for his own safety, Siegele unhesitatingly entered the frozen lake despite the child being completely out of his sight under ice and water. Courageously diving under the icy surface, he grasped the little girl's jacket and safely returned her to the shoreline. Siegele was presented with the medal April 17, 2017 during the U.S. Special Operations Commands 30th Anniversary All Hands call.

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