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Heroes Among Us: U.S. Navy Veteran Recalls Life-Saving Helicopter Rescues ‘What’s More Gratifying Than That’

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Every Friday, in partnership with the Florida Panthers, we put the spotlight on a hero among us, men or women who have gone beyond the call of duty for our country.

Today, we’re meeting United States Navy Veteran Thomas Mulling.

Aviation Petty Officer Second Class Mulling served from 1971 to 1980.

He was part of the helicopter combat support squadron 2.

U.S. Navy Veteran Thomas Mulling (Panthers)

His primary job, for most of his career, was a search and rescue crewman. He spent over 1,000 hours in the air, taking part in many rescues and saving countless lives.