At All Costs

Published in 2015 by Matt Proietti

On a remote radar outpost, a small group of Airmen took on a mission shrouded in so much secrecy they had to officially leave the Air Force before reporting for duty. This team ensured bombs hit with precision deep inside enemy territory, and they continued the mission until their post was compromised. The ensuing fight and his heroic actions would eventually earn CMSgt Etchberger the Medal of Honor.

Matt Proietti

About The Author

Proietti was trained in Air Force public affairs after enlisting in the service in 1984 and worked on the newspaper staff at now-closed Norton Air Force Base in California.
A reservist since 1988, he is a chief master sergeant with 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, and on extended orders as public affairs manager for the Reserve's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
Proietti is a four-time recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor in Department of Defense journalism, and was a civilian community newspaper editor in California for nine years.