Air Force Cross
Air Force Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Air Force. The Air Force Cross is the Air Force decoration equivalent to the Distinguished Service Cross (Army), the Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps), and the Coast Guard Cross (Coast Guard).
The Air Force Cross is awarded for extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Medal of Honor.
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United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force. Southeast Asia while serving as Pilot of an F-105 Thunderchief of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing. Takhli Royal Thai Air Base, in action over North Vietnam on 5 February 1967. On that date, Colonel Broughton was Mission Commander of a flight of a two wing F-105 Thunderchief strike force. They attacked a heavily defended target in North Vietnam. Despite serious aircraft malfunctions, marginal weather, and grave damage to his aircraft from an exploding surface-to-air missile. He placed his armament directly on target, scattering fire and debris which illuminated the target for easy acquisition by the following strike force.
Airman second class for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force. While serving with the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, as a Paramedic (Pararescueman) on an unarmed HH-3E Rescue Helicopter near Mu Gia Pass, North Vietnam, on 6 February 1967. On that date, Airman Hackney flew two sorties in a heavily defended hostile area.
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