|Pfc. Justin Hair and his unit were working a security checkpoint near Radwiniyah, Iraq, on June 13, 2005, when a suicide bomber attempted to pass through in a vehicle rigged with explosives.|
Assessing the dangerous situation, Hair advanced on the enemy and killed him before the insurgent was able to detonate the device.
As a result, he was injured in the attack. Justin Hair's quick thinking and actions likely saved several lives.
Hair was the first to engage and eliminate an enemy in combat for the 48th Brigade Combat Team in 60 years.
For his actions, Justin Hair received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal on Aug. 20, 2005.