Award of Air Force Cross to Russell M. Hunt, a War Memorial

Award of Air Force Cross to Russell M. Hunt, a War Memorial (HM1SVA)

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

N 32° 24.254', W 86° 14.966'

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Citation to Accompany the Award ofThe Air Force Cross

Russell M. Hunt

Sergeant Russell M. Hunt distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a mechanic on a UH-1 helicopter in Southeast Asia on 31 March 1967. On that date, Sergeant Hunts' aircraft was shot down while participating in the evacuation of a beleaguered party of American and Allied ground forces. Despite painful injuries and continuous hostile fire, Sergeant Hunt rendered aid to increasing numbers of wounded personnel. When hostile actions forced a movement of the ground party, Sergeant Hunt assisted in carrying his mortally wounded aircraft commander in an exhausting trek to a designated landing zone. In the landing area, Sergeant Hunt again exposed himself to the hostile field of fire to give manual landing directions to the recovery helicopters, refusing evacuation until all seriously wounded personnel had been airlifted from the scene. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Sergeant Hunt reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByMaxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 04-F.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570583 N 3585491
Decimal Degrees32.40423333, -86.24943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.254', W 86° 14.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.24" N, 86° 14' 57.96" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 318-576 Libby St, Montgomery AL , US
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