AHS graduate awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross


Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyson Reams, the grandson of Dennis H. and Lois Reams of Cosmopolis, was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while deployed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Tyson Reams, a flight engineer with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, received the medal from Air Force Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle, commander of Pacific Air Forces. Reams is the son of Dr. Douglas H. Reams, an Aberdeen High School graduate who now lives in Lucerne, Calif.

According to the Air Force, Reams “flew two mass casualty evacuation missions in support of a coalition operation in the Watapur Valley, Afghanistan. For more than nine hours, he provided accurate power calculations in high altitude landing zones along with a steadily increasing number of wounded troops.”