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Portraits in Courage

Staff Sgt. Christopher Brooks, a Tactical Air Control Party Airman with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, was conducting a time-sensitive raid in pursuit of a high-value target when he was caught in a complex ambush. He called in dangerously close fires from an AC-130 gunship and directed his assault force to fall back and take cover. He risked his life to mark the hot landing zone so his injured teammates could be evacuated by helicopter. The airpower he directed, with little regard for his personal safety, eliminated enemy forces with no collateral damage. (Courtesy photo)

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VIRIN: 170804-F-XX000-102.JPG
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