Jesse & Cenna

Pictured in March 2011, Jesse Peterson (left) and Staff Sergeant Bill Cenna were setting up their rescue equipment aboard a HH-60 helicopter to hold alert in central Afghanistan. They sat on 15-minute alert for 120 days (12 hours on, 12 hours off) and averaged about one save per day. It was Peterson’s third deployment to Afghanistan and seventh overall deployment overseas. Photos supplied

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