Award of Air Force Cross to Charles L. Schaub, a War Memorial

Award of Air Force Cross to Charles L. Schaub, a War Memorial (HM1STJ)

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

N 32° 24.261', W 86° 14.973'

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Citation to Accompany the Award ofThe Air Force Cross
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Charles L. Schaub


Staff Sergeant Charles L. Shaub distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a C-130E Loadmaster for the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron at An Loc Republic of Vietnam, on 15 April 1972. On that date, while accomplishing a tactical emergency low level airdrop of critically needed ammunition to a besieged concentration of allied forces, Sergeant Shaub's aircraft was severely damaged by hostile anti-aircraft fire. The explosive cargo was ignited, starting an intense fuselage fire. Realizing the immediate danger to the aircraft and crew, Sergeant Shaub risked his own life to jettison the burning cargo seconds before it exploded and to extinguish a raging fuselage fire, sustaining severe burns on his face, neck and hands in the process. By these actions, Sergeant Shaub saved the lives of his fellow crew members and prevented the loss of his aircraft. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, Sergeant Shaub reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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HM NumberHM1STJ
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByMaxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 07
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees32.40435000, -86.24955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.261', W 86° 14.973'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.66" N, 86° 14' 58.38" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Williamson St, Montgomery AL 36115, US
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