Mount Si grad, airman John Train awarded medal for duty
April 24, 2012 · 12:29 PM
John Train, a 2008 Mount Si High School graduate, has been awarded the Air Force Air Medal for superb airmanship and courage during combat while participating in Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
John was a MC-130P Combat Shadow Loadmaster with the 67th Special Operations Squadron deployed from RAF Mildenhall in England.
While deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the senior airman flew a total of 40 combat missions while faced with the constant threat of surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. His expert skills allowed his crew to deliver critical cargo including food, ammunition, weapons and special operations personnel to troops on the ground in direct contact with enemy forces.
Train joined the Air Force after graduating from Mount Si High School in 2008. He worked at the North Bend QFC store prior to joining the military. He is now stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico where he is training to be a Loadmaster on the AC-130W gunship.