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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:36 pm

Skidgel, Alexander P.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Skidgel, a Fort Wayne native, has been selected to be recognized by the Portraits in Courage Program.

The program recognizes 42 airmen who performed incredible feats both in combat and in their local communities. Airmen highlighted in this year’s edition will be honored during an event in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4.

The event is hosted by the Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather A. Wilson, and the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, and features a special “Heritage to Horizons” performance by the U.S. Air Force Band.

The concert will be streamed live on the U.S. Air Force Facebook page, the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System and the U.S. Air Force webpage,

Skidgel is currently serving as an AC-130U Special Missions Aviator with the 19th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.