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Airmen Praised For Helping Fight Dix Fire

The story of two Air Force airmen who helped fight a fire that forced a Dix family from its home last Thursday night has spread far and wide on traditional and social media.

Kimball County Sheriff Harry Gillway approves.

“These guys were great and should be recognized,” Gillway told the Observer. “Heroes protecting our country and saving lives.”

Sheriff’s officials said the airmen from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne saw the fire near Dix while on duty and alerted a neighbor who called authorities. They said airmen first class Christopher Horton and Christian Reid of the 790th Missile S...