Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple, a War Memorial

Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple, a War Memorial (HM1SSI)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36115 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 24.266', W 86° 14.98'

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Citation to Accompany the award ofThe Air Force Cross

Dustin H. Temple

Senior Airman Dustin H. Temple distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 27 to 29 September 2014, while attached to a U.S. Special Forces team, Airman Temple displayed extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own life as he and his teammates assaulted an insurgent safe haven. As overwhelming hostile fire continually suppressed his team and following a teammate being gravely wounded by a sniper, Airman Temple put himself in a direct line of fire to drag the wounded teammate off a rooftop and across one hundred meters of open terrain. After he returned to the compound, enemy fighters surged within 40 meters, Airman Temple immediately directed F-16s into danger close strafing runs, killing 1 insurgent and repelling the assault. As supplies dwindled, he braved open terrain again to retrieve critical ammunition from a resupply helicopter. Against continuous machine gun fire he called in F-16 close fire support so that he and his team could retrieve supplies, exposing themselves to the enemy in open terrain three times. At the end of the 48-hour engagement, he controlled 28
attack helicopters and 20 fixed wing assets for a total of 26 engagements while safely employing munitions at danger close range 75 times. Airman Temple's heroic and selfless actions directly resulted in confirmed 10 enemy fighters killed, while saving 38 friendly forces lives. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb Airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, Airman Temple has reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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Placed ByMaxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 07-C
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570560 N 3585513
Decimal Degrees32.40443333, -86.24966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.266', W 86° 14.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.96" N, 86° 14' 58.8" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Williamson St, Montgomery AL 36115, US
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