Wesley C. Fortenberry

CW3 Wesley C. Fortenberry is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional courage and valor as an AH-64D attack helicopter pilot in command during direct combat with the enemy on 11 April 2004. CW3 Fortenberry’s skill, bravery and tenacity, in the face of direct enemy fire, enabled the ground commander to break contact with minimal casualties. CW3 Fortenberry’s courage, devotion to duty and selflessness are in keeping with the greatest Army values and traditions and bring great credit upon himself, the First Cavalry Division and the United States Army.