Captain Crawford Awarded the Air Force Cross for Saving Troops' Lives in 14-Hour Afghanistan Battle
Captain Barry F. Crawford, Jr. was caught in a 14-hour battle with insurgents in Afghanistan before calling an air strike, clearing the area and ultimately saving the lives of his fellow service members. Now, this brave American hero is being awarded the Air Force's highest honor - the Air Force Cross. This morning, he told his story to Fox and Friends.
Crawford told Eric Bolling what an immense honor it is to be awarded the Air Force Cross, saying at first, he didn’t believe it.
While he knows this is an individual award, he believes the success of the mission was the result of a team effort, saying, “It’s all about my Special Forces teammates, the Afghan commandos that were fighting that day, because if everyone didn’t go above and beyond, which was needed, we would’ve suffered catastrophic casualties, and I probably wouldn’t be here today.”
Hear his heroic story: