Award of Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston, a War Memorial

Award of Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston, a War Memorial (HM1STM)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36115 Montgomery County
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N 32° 24.262', W 86° 14.974'

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Citation to Accompany the Award ofThe Air Force Cross

Jon D. Harston

Staff Sergeant Jon D. Harston distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a flight mechanic of a CH-53 helicopter on 15 May 1975. On that date, while engaged in the rescue of the crew and recovery of the SS MAYAGUEZ, the helicopter encountered extremely heavy hostile fire and crashed at the shoreline of Koh Tang Island. in the leg, Sergeant Harston, although wounded, braved hostile fire to insure fellow crewmembers and the United States Marine landing force passengers were removed to safety.Through his extraordinary heroism and willpower, in the face of the enemy, Sergeant Harston reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMaxwell-Gunter AFSNCOA Class 07-C
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Date Added Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 570570 N 3585505
Decimal Degrees32.40436667, -86.24956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.262', W 86° 14.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 15.72" N, 86° 14' 58.44" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Williamson St, Montgomery AL 36115, US
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