"Issue the orders Sir, and I will storm Hell."- General Anthony Wayne
Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. -Orison Swett Marden
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE AIRMAN'S MEDAL TO JOHN T. LACARIA Airman third class John T. Lacaria distinguished himself by heroism involving voluntary risk of life at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri on 15 May 1962. On that date, upon seeing a fireman emerge from an exploded B-47 aircraft with his clothing and extremities ablaze, Airman Lacaria, together with three other airmen, attempted to extinguish the flames, first, by rolling the fireman on the ground, then by use of the fire extinguisher, succeeding only after cutting the clothing from the victim and wrapping him in other articles of clothing. During this humane act, Airman Lacaria was less than 75 feet from the exploding aircraft. The courage, heroism and selfless dedication to duty displayed by Airman Lacaria reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
What you do today, will reflect your future either negatively or positively.