SSgt. Zachary Rhyner, a combat controller assigned to Pope AFB, N.C., will receive the Air Force Cross for his heroic actions during combat in Afghanistan at a Pentagon ceremony on March 10, 2009. Here, Rhyner sits inside a locker in the visiting locker room at Bank of America Stadium Nov. 11, 2008, in Charlotte, N.C. The Carolina Panthers hosted a surprise recognition ceremony for nine service members based in North Carolina and South Carolina.
US Air Force photo by TSgt Brian E. Christiansen
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