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Air Force Cross/Double Silver Star ceremony

Three U.S. Air Force Special Tactics combat controllers received multiple decorations of high valor today for a single event, only the second battle in U.S. Air Force history resulting in an Air Force Cross and multiple Silver Stars since 9/11. Senior Airman Dustin Temple received the Air Force Cross, a medal second only to the Medal of Honor, and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Greiner and Senior Airman Goodie Goodman received the Silver Star. All provided crucial air-to-ground integration during a 48-hour firefight with nearly 100 insurgents.The Special Tactics community has received seven Air Force Crosses and 34 Silver Stars since 9/11.

PHOTO BY: Airman First Class Ryan Conroy
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