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Airman to receive Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan | fayobserver.com

Airman to receive Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan | fayobserver.com

Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher G. Baradat stood in an open Afghan courtyard as dirt kicked up by enemy bullets hitting the ground around him sprayed his uniform.

With members of the Special Forces team he was attached to shouting for him to take cover, Baradat instead zeroed in on the roughly 100 enemy fighters bearing down on his teammates with sniper fire, machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Exposing himself to the hostile fire to better communicate with air crews overhead, Baradat orchestrated the supporting fire…

Source: Airman to receive Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan | Military & Fort Bragg | fayobserver.com