Gabbie Giffords and Mark Kelly honored aboard USS Midway

first_img John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI ) — A hero’s welcome aboard the USS Midway Thursday night as astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, were the recipients of a special award.The couple received the USS Midway Patriot Award, and for a very good reason.Kelly flew for NASA as an astronaut. Prior to that he flew numerous combat missions as Navy pilot, including 39 missions from the USS Midway.In 2011 the couple was thrown into the national spotlight when Gabby Giffords was shot in the head during a campaign event. Shooter Jared Loughner killed 6 people and wounded another 18.Kelly shared a harrowing story about how on his very first combat mission from the Midway he was nearly killed. John Soderman, Gabbie Giffords and Mark Kelly honored aboard USS Midway Posted: August 30, 2018 August 30, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

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