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Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Award of Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams

 
 
Award of Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 29, 2016
1. Award of Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams Marker
Inscription.
Citation to Accompany the Award of
The Air Force Cross
to

Victor R. Adams

Technical Sergeant Victor R. Adams for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a UH-1F Helicopter Aerial Gunner near Duc Co, Republic of Vietnam, 27 November 1968. On that date, Sergeant Adams' aircraft was shot down by hostile ground fire and crashed in dense jungle. Disregarding his own injuries and the imminence of hostile activity, he assisted the co-pilot from the burning helicopter and returned to rescue the trapped personnel. He succeeded in pulling another man from the wreckage, before the severity of the fire and subsequent explosions forced him to abandon further rescue efforts. Through his superb airmanship, aggressiveness, and extraordinary heroism, Sergeant Adams reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
 
Erected 2006 by Maxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 06-D.
 
Location. 32° 24.259′ N, 86° 14.971′ W. Marker is in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McDonald Street and Avenue D. Click for map.
Wide view of AF Cross memorial plaques. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
2. Wide view of AF Cross memorial plaques.
Located at the USAF Senior NCO Academy on Gunter AFB and requires base access. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery AL 36114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Award of Air Force Cross to Joel E. Talley (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Thomas A. Newman (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Michael E. Fish (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Charles D. King (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Nacey Kent Jr (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Theodore M. Hamlin (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Donald G. Smith (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Dennis M. Richardson (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
 
Regarding Award of Air Force Cross to Victor R. Adams. TSgt. Victor R. Adams was an aerial gunner on a 20th Helicopter Squadron UH-1F when it was downed by hostile ground fire, crashing in the dense jungle near Duc Co, South Vietnam, on Nov. 27, 1968. Ignoring his own injuries and heavy enemy fire, he rescued crew members from inside the burning aircraft until he was forced to abandon his efforts
TSgt Victor R. Adams image. Click for full size.
By USAF Photo
3. TSgt Victor R. Adams
by the severity of the fire and subsequent explosions.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHeroesWar, Vietnam
 
AF Cross exhibit in nearby Enlisted Heritage Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 29, 2016
4. AF Cross exhibit in nearby Enlisted Heritage Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016.
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