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Jellico native earns Airman's Medal for heroism

An East Tennessee Airman was due one of the highest medals awarded by the Air Force. But he didn't want to go to the awards ceremony because he wanted to be by the side of his mother. Doctors say she is in her final days.

http://www.wbir.com/video/2665940721001/39627146001/Jellico-native-earns-Airmans-Medal-for-heroism http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/3d5569507733ca056af5edaf0a2a8036c559fb13/r=500x375/local/-/media/WBIR/USATODAY/2013/09/12/1378961052000-1378959056000-Still0912-00000.jpg Jellico native earns Airman's Medal for heroism An East Tennessee Airman was due one of the highest medals awarded by the Air Force. But he didn't want to go to the awards ceremony because he wanted to be by the side of his mother. Doctors say she is in her final days. wbirNews 02:19

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