Capt. Jonathan Mulder, company commander, Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Division, originally from South Holland, Ill., is congratulated by Col. John Novalis, commander, 1st ACB after Mulder was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony Sept. 11. On the night of April 25, 2010, while assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Mulder was the air mission commander for an operation conducted in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mulder, while piloting a MH-47G Chinook helicopter, coordinated the rescue of another aircraft after it was critically damaged from enemy fire, while his aircraft simultaneously took heavy enemy machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade fire from numerous locations, according to the award’s citation.

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