Air Force Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. during a press briefing at the Pentagon on Wednesday. (DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett)
The Air Force Cross is a rare award; it’s only been given to five airmen since the September 11 attacks. Yesterday it went to Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr., for his heroism as a combat air controller in Afghanistan in 2010.
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