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Captain Barry Crawford's main weapon was -- radio.
He's what they call a combat controller going behind enemy lines defined targets.
And landing zones for special operations forces as they conduct surprise -- in Afghanistan.
On Thursday he was given the military's second highest honor for valor.
The air force cross for his actions on May fourth 2000 intent.
When his unit which was paired with Afghan forces was ambushed on what should've been a routine mission.
The enemy had been tipped captain Crawford took decisive action.
Once the pilot had eyes on his position.
Captain Crawford remained exposed the 31 year old native of Philadelphia -- 33 aircraft in more than forty strafing airstrikes.
During the fourteen hour ambush.
As a helicopter coming in just due to bad weather.
They weren't -- they were unable to CD tells the -- -- -- out my wounded teammates Afghans as well as a special forces medics.
So I knew I had to get their eyes on me 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 on -- -- lives.
He helped medically evacuate three wounded Afghan soldiers know US troops were killed or wounded -- insurgents were killed.
It wasn't just him doing his job -- in Crawford told FOX & Friends.
If ever -- go above and beyond what was needed.
We -- suffered catastrophic casualties and I probably wouldn't be years may be -- talked to you guys -- in Crawford is safely back in the United States where he is attached to the Maryland Air National Guard.
Studying to be a pilot.
He wants to fly the infamous eight and war talk attacked yet.
So his next battle will be from this -- At the Pentagon Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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