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Round four AT&T National in Potomac, Maryland
Tim Wilkinson watches his drive off of the 14th tee box during the final round of the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on July 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Master Sergeant Timothy A. Wilkinson is a retired Pararescueman who earned the Air Force Cross for the Battle of Mogadishu. At the time of the battle, Technical Sgt. Wilkinson was part of a 15-man combat search and rescue team to get the two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crews out after they were shot down. His mission was supporting Task Force Ranger during the longest sustained firefight by U.S. forces since the Vietnam War. For his heroic actions in Somalia, he was awarded the Air Force Cross, and became the first enlisted person to earn it since 1975. MSgt Wilkinson was potrayed by Ty Burrell in Black Hawk Down.

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