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Air Force Cross Recipient

Unknown 24STS CCT

Operation Inherent Resolve

February 8, 2018
Conoco, Deir ez-Zur, Syria

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, U.S.C., awards the Air Force Cross to [10 USC 130b] for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States as a 24th Special Tactics Squadron Combat Controller, near Dewr Az Zewr, Syria, on 8 February 2018. 


On this date, [10 USC 130b] exposed himself to artillery, rocket, and mortar bombardment, and direct fire from main battle tanks, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy automatic weapons during the hasty defense of a United States Special Operations Forces operating location. His actions prevented an isolated force of American and coalition personnel from being overrun by a professionally trained and technically proficient combined-arms enemy assault comprised of main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers, heavy artillery tubes, and a battalion of infantry soldiers.


Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship and aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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