Nellis Airman recognized as Angel of the Battlefield

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  • Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
Senior Airman Linda Wilson, an aerospace medical technician with the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, was recognized at the 12th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on October 2, 2018 for extraordinary lifesaving efforts during the deadliest shooting in modern American History.

On October 1, 2017, Wilson attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers. Relying on her mass casualty and trauma care training, Wilson selflessly ran towards gunfire to deliver lifesaving care to victims. She turned t-shirts into tourniquets, coached others to aid in trauma care, loaded the critically injured into passing vehicles, and took the lead triaging patients once she arrived at Sunrise Medical Center.

For her heroic efforts and for her dedication to deliver care both on and off duty, Wilson was named as an Armed Services YMCA Angel of the Battlefield at a gala honoring medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen across the military.