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Retired Air Commando receives Distinguished Flying Cross

| Staff Reporters
It was an unordinary day at Holley-Navarre Middle School when a teacher walked into the library wearing a military uniform, April 3, 2024. Surrounded by students, family and friends, he would be presented the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight two years ago — back when he was an evaluator flight engineer at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sargeant Frank Veres Jr. (right) was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross April 3, during a ceremony at Holley Navarre Middle School, where he currently teaches. Col. Patrick Wnetrzak, the 492nd Special Operations Wing Commander, is also pictured.


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