Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Award of Air Force Cross to Dustin H. Temple
The Air Force Cross
Dustin H. Temple
Senior Airman Dustin H. Temple distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 27 to 29 September 2014, while attached to a U.S. Special Forces team, Airman Temple displayed extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own life as he and his teammates assaulted an insurgent safe haven. As overwhelming hostile fire continually suppressed his team and following a teammate being gravely wounded by a sniper, Airman Temple put himself in a direct line of fire to drag the wounded teammate off a rooftop and across one hundred meters of open terrain. After he returned to the compound, enemy fighters surged within 40 meters, Airman Temple immediately directed F-16s into danger close strafing runs, killing 1 insurgent and repelling the assault. As supplies dwindled, he braved open terrain again to retrieve critical ammunition from a resupply helicopter. Against continuous machine gun fire he called
Erected by Maxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 07-C.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • War, Afghanistan.
Location. 32° 24.268′ N, 86° 14.982′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of McDonald Street and Avenue D. Located at the USAF Senior NCO Academy on Gunter AFB and requires base access. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery AL 36114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Award of Air Force Cross to Ivan M. Ruiz (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Robert Gutierrez, Jr. Award of Air Force Cross to Keary J.Miller (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Zachary J. Rhyner (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Jason D. Cunningham (here, next to this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Timothy A. Wilkinson (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.