A pararescue legend hangs it up:

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. –Over the course of his thirty-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens –if not hundreds– on and off the battlefield.

He was a major command pararescueman of the year, an Air Force Pitsenbarger Award recipient valor under fire, and AF pararescue senior NCO of the year, and the AF Lance P. Sijan senior NCO of the year.

Following his long career, Chief Master Sgt. Davide Keaton, superintendent of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, wore his maroon beret for the last time, Jan. 12, 2017, surrounded by a hundred teammates, former commanders, friends and family.