McKain awarded second achievement medal

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MCKAIN. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth McKain was recently awarded his second Air Force Achievement Medal for providing lifesaving treatment after arriving at the scene of a near fatal motorcycle accident in Germany. In part the citation reads “Sergeant McKain arrived on the scene of a motorcycle accident which had resulted in serious injuries to the rider. Without hesitation he initiated lifesaving actions to the critically injured motorcyclist whose major injuries included severe head trauma, a broken back and a collapsed lung. After immobilizing the victim Sergeant McKain administered intravenous fluids and oxygen . . . stabilized the victim until paramedics arrived, assisting them in providing the medical attention that ultimately saved the victim’s life.”

This was the second incident in which McKain, a 12-year Air Force veteran, was first on the scene of a severe motorcycle accident, providing aid to the injured riders until medical help arrived. He was cited for his humanitarian efforts to prevent loss of life and limb in both instances.

McKain is a 1997 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is the son of Bruce and Karola McKain of Elizabethtown. He is lives with his daughter, Faith Maria McKain, in Adana, Turkey where he is stationed with the Air Force.