We met Rob at Pope AFB in October. He and Mark were in the same squadron, therefore they worked out together, and his cage was right next to Mark’s. He also carried Mark’s baton in the ‘Walk for the Fallen’ from Lackland AFB to Hurlburt Field in October. David was able to walk with him the final five miles. The link below gives some details about how he was struck in the helmet twice during a battle and other information surrounding his Bronze Star with Valor. We were able to hear some other amazing stories about a battle he was involved in and ended up having to call his own medical evacuation. These are more instances that give us a little insight into what these soldiers go thru to protect us and our freedoms. We enjoyed hearing him speak at the CCT Reunion and get recognized as Outstanding Airman of the Year, 2010, and hearing stories of his jobs before joining the Air Force. Congrats Rob.
SSgt. Rob Gutierrez Selected as Outstanding Airman of the Year