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All right -- -- guys -- quite a fourteen hour battle against insurgents in Afghanistan.
Before calling in airstrikes clearing the area and ultimately saving the lives of his fellow service members.
Now this brave American heroes earning the Air Force's highest honor.
The air force cross joining us now captain.
Jerry Crawford captain virtual thank you for your service your hero circuit need to get a break it down a little bit I was reading that you actually went into an open area expose yourself.
The incoming fire and helped -- remove some people some casualties that right.
That is correct first thank you for having me and the special force teammates and I attached to the Afghan commanders were.
The police surrounded and -- dire situation.
And my teammates as well as myself is that the actions -- need to be done to you.
To to fight the enemy and and get out of there as best we could.
Targets it set the scene for us so you'd go out there there there -- some casualties that you need that need to be airlifted.
You you get out there and you start helping a helicopter that lands to pick of the casualties you help them remove the casualties from the area.
My job as a combat controller -- a special forces team as the helicopters -- -- industry to the bad weather.
They weren't -- they were unable to Stevie -- the -- -- out my wounded teammates my Afghans as well as special forces medics under fire.
So I knew I -- to get their eyes on me and once they were able to see me.
I was -- -- guys on the enemy or correction the he tells the so I had a -- -- -- opens that you see me I knew I was gonna be a giant target but it was worth it because we were able to get commanders out save their lives.
And at one point you you you took some incoming fire is that right did I read it that a bullet had taken off one of the antenna and on one of your devices.
Correct when we were when actually -- down Theo -- I became a large target as wells helicopters and -- -- took off the top man -- just off my shoulder.
All right so tell us about the awards -- was it -- you.
It's an -- -- at first -- -- complete shock and I thought you were joking with me vote once it was confirmed.
You know it is that it definitely humbling experience but you know send those awards it's it's a team effort it's Obama's special forces teenaged Afghan commanders -- flight that day.
Because if everyone -- go above and beyond what was needed.
We were suffered catastrophic cadres and I probably wouldn't be here today be able talk to you guys Tom Dick do you have any any injuries from.
From your service.
-- few scratches here and there and you know swollen joints but other than that nothing significant.
All right -- I.
We did a segment -- -- a couple of minutes ago a gentleman but with a book who said that he left the back page anti blank -- -- your hero filling your hero right here.
And I gotta tell you for give this to my son and put your name in here we we think we thank you for your service -- work.
-- have you on our -- so thanks so much.
Thank you very much as my my pleasure and thank thank you.
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