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Anglikowski’s medical training and mountain rescue expertise were instrumental in carrying out this dangerous mission.
US Navy

In a daring mountain rescue, Anthony Anglikowski: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class exhibited extraordinary heroism.

On May 23, 2021, two “critically injured” hikers in The Brothers Mountains of Washington’s Olympic National Forest slipped on the icy terrain leading to one being trapped in a deep crevasse. Anglikowski’s medical training and mountain rescue expertise, as a member of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s search and rescue team, were instrumental in navigating the dangerous rescue through a snowpack-fueled waterfall.

His actions saved the life of one hiker and facilitated the recovery of the other, earning him the Navy Marine Corps Medal, the highest non-combat award for heroism.

This story of bravery and professionalism underlines the courage and dedication of our military personnel, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

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