Mo. flight paramedic, pilot celebrate milestone

Both men said they joined the service because they love to help those in need

By EMS1 Staff

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Flight paramedics may cover many miles while on the job, but this week one paramedic and a pilot reached a new milestone. 

Flight paramedic Donald Laughary completed his 250th flight, and his pilot, Steve McClure, completed his 750th flight, reported the West Plains Daily Quill.

“The best part of my job is having an opportunity to help people on what could be the worst day of their lives,” Laughary said. He served as a paramedic and EMS supervisor prior to joining the West Plains Air Evac Lifeteam in 2014.

McClure joined the service in 2007, and he said he loves to fly while also helping those in need. He formerly served as a pilot in the Army National Guard.

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