Air Force Capt. Jennifer Curtis’ courage in Afghanistan cited: single-handedly dragged 6 men to safety
Air Force Capt. Jennifer Curtis, a family nurse practitioner with the 75th Medical Group at Hill Air Force Base, is being recognized for her actions during her very first deployment. The Air Force recognized her for her bravery for putting herself in harm’s way while helping others in Afghanistan. It showcased her in this year’s edition of Portraits in Courage.
Curtis was deployed to Firebase Chamkani, Afghanistan, in April 2011. Her mission was to assist with village stability operations. She quickly learned that her assignment at the firebase located in the mountains on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was going to be a dangerous one.
Army nurse describes moment she single-handedly dragged six men to safety after rocket attack on base in Afghanistan.