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BATAVIA – Former Assemblyman Charles Nesbitt, of Albion, received the Distinguished Flying Cross during his Army helicopter unit’s reunion last weekend in Batavia. He was honored for helping to save a wounded U.S. Special Forces soldier during a rescue operation in Vietnam 45 years ago.

Nesbitt piloted a helicopter that took part in the rescue of a Special Forces commando whose chopper had been shot down during a secret mission in November 1968. His co-pilot had originally submitted Nesbitt for