Cadet who survived 200-foot fall gets his bars

Thomas Avolio, center, is hugged by Liz Dienst, a flight paramedic who took part in saving him after he was severely injured in 2006 when he fell some 200 feet on Eagle Peak.  If he wasn't injured he would have graduated in 2008.  Instead in an intimate s Photo by The Gazette, Bryan Oller
Thomas Avolio, center, is hugged by Liz Dienst, a flight paramedic who took part in saving him after he was severely injured in 2006 when he fell some 200 feet on Eagle Peak. If he wasn't injured he would have graduated in 2008. Instead in an intimate s Photo by The Gazette, Bryan Oller
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