Specialist Craig Warfle, US Army
Distinguished Service Cross — Awarded for Actions During the Global War on Terror
By direction of the President, under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved 9 July 1918, and amended 25 July 1963, the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action is awarded to Specialist Craig D. Warfle, who distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with a Joint Task Force, during combat operations against an armed enemy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 18 August, 2010 to 19 August, 2010. During this period , Specialist Warfle with total disregard for his own personal safety, maneuvered on a fortified enemy machine gun position through effective enemy fire. Even after being wounded, Specialist Warfle continued to suppress the enemy with high volumes of effective fire in order to allow his team members to pull his unconscious element leader to safety. Specialist Warfle refused to be medically evacuated from the fight and his actions allowed the platoon to hastily withdraw and defeat the enemy utilizing air assets. Specialist Warfle’s distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Command and the United States Army.