Staff Sgt. John D. Harston

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Air Force Cross, 1975

John Harston was a flight mechanic aboard a CH-53 helicopter which was shot down during the Mayaguez rescue. Though wounded and dazed from the crash, he laid down effective covering fire with a rifle salvaged from the burning wreck. At great risk to himself, he also pulled a number of wounded Marines to safety.

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