March 5, 2012
Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, presented the United States Air Forces Europe Medal of Distinction to Professor Dr. Kai Zacharowski during a ceremony here March 2, 2012. Professor Dr. Zacharowski was honored for his role in saving the lives of two Airmen who were critically injured during a shooting at the Frankfurt International Airport one year ago. In attendance was the Honorable Philip D. Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (pictured) along with the Dr. Zacharowski's family and military members directly affected by the shooting.