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HOUSTON– Westminster grad Ryan Dush (’08) is making rescues and saving lives in storm-ravaged Texas this week.

Dush is among those working from helicopters the Houston area.  He’s one of those in and above the water, pulling them to safety.

Air Force Senior Airman John J. Kosequat and Staff Sgt. Ryan R. Dush, both pararescuemen with the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing assigned to the New York Air National Guard, carry a child and dog off an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at the Montagne Center in Beaumont, Texas, August 30, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel H. Farrell)

Among his rescues,  a 1-month old baby, part of a family of 9 trapped with their dog on top of a pickup truck.

Sgt. Ryan Dush is a pararescueman with the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing of New York Air National Guard. While at at Westminster he was a star on the men’s swim team.  His swimming experience and expertise continue to serve him with the Guard

The National Guard reports Dush’s unit completed more than 300 rescues of flood victims in Texas as of Friday.

Dush studied history at Westminster.  He was also a star on the men’s swim team.



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