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Responded to the downing of a UH-60 helicopter in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia.
He repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy small arms fire while extracting the wounded and dead crewmembers from the crashed helicopter.
He provided lifesaving medical treatment to the wounded crewmember.
He turned to aid the casualties of a Ranger security element engaged in an intense firefight across an open four-way intersection from his position.
He helped pull three wounded Ranges to a safe position.
His decisive action and personal courage and bravery under heavy enemy fire were integral to the success of all casualty treatment and evacuation efforts conducted in this intense 18-hour combat engagement. Air Force Cross
The Air Force Cross
In Afghanistan, a rescue mission
He was mortally wounded
Saved 10 lives
Made it possible for 7 others who were killed to come home
SrA Jason D. Cunnigham
The Air Force Cross
In Afghanistan; Takur Ghar mountain
Helicopter landed 4.5 miles always from where the SEAL was killed
He provided directions to another helicopter to pick them up
He killed two enemy soldiers
Credited with saving the lives of the entire rescue team
TSgt John A. Chapman
Fierce defense of a mountaintop radar site in Laos (a neutral country during the Vietnam conflict)
Air Force Cross
CMSgt Richard "Dick" Etchberger's
"I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life.
"I will never surrender of my own free will.
"If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all
"If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners.
"When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth.
"I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free.