12-Sep-2011 Source: U S Air Force
Capt. Jonathan Mulder, company commander, Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Division, originally from South Holland, Ill., is awarded theÂ DistinguishedÂ FlyingÂ 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 awardâ€™s citation. Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland, deputy commander, Regional Command North, presented Mulder with the award.