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    Default U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam C. Krueger, Silver Star, Afghanistan



    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress
    July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting
    the Silver Star to Senior Airman Adam C. Krueger, United States Air Force,
    for gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy
    of the United States on 25 May 2010.

    On that date, Airman Krueger bravely risked his life with complete disregard for personal safety
    while conducting combat operations with a United States Army Special Forces Team in Afghanistan.
    As the team patrolled by foot through the village of Mullah Wazir, an entrenched enemy lay
    waiting a mere ten meters away to deliver a coordinated lethal ambush on his team.
    Pinned down, Airman Krueger immediately took decisive action and called in an F-15 strafing run
    on the enemy within meters of his position. Using the cover fire, his team fought their way
    through a steady stream of small arms and PKM fire to a compound to establish a strongpoint.
    As the team reconsolidated, Airman Krueger coordinated a second attack with a Hellfire missile,
    impacting danger close, allowing a separate pinned down friendly element
    the opportunity to seek cover. However, as the team moved across open terrain
    enemy rounds hit two Soldiers.
    Recognizing the dire situation, Airman Krueger simultaneously exposed himself to enemy fire
    and coordinated another air attack while other members of the team moved the wounded to cover.
    As the medical evacuation helicopter approached, Airman Krueger exposed himself
    to mark the landing zone and de-conflict airstrikes providing cover fire,
    enabling the life saving patient evacuation.
    During the twelve hour firefight, Airman Krueger annihilated the enemy through
    judicious employment of deadly airpower, directing nine danger-close air strikes
    with multiple five hundred and two thousand pound bombs, gun runs, rockets and missiles.
    His audacity and tactical prowess were essential in the defeat of the enemy and the
    survival of his team and other friendly forces that day.
    By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Krueger has reflected great credit
    upon himself and the United States Air Force.


    Action Date:
    War on Terrorism
    Service: Air Force
    Rank: Senior Airman
    Company: 22d Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron
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