William R. Bradfield Back

WILLIAM R BRADFIELD Captain, United States Air Force is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Forward Air Controller in the Republic of Vietnam on 22 April 1968. On that date, Captain Bradfield directed tactical aircraft in the support of friendly troops pinned down by automatic weapons fire. With disregard fore his personal safety, Captain Bradfield flew his unarmed aircraft repeatedly over the opposing forces. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Bradfield reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx WILLIAM R BRADFIELD, Captain, United States Air Force is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (2nd Award) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 24 April 1968. On that date, Captain Bradfield flew a vitally important mission into the A Shaw Valley to seek out and destroy hostile firing positions. Due to his professional airmanship and disregard for his own safety, friendly forces were able to move into the valley and secure it. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Bradfield reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx WILLIAM R BRADFIELD Captain, United Staes Air Force is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (3rd Award)for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia on 7 July 1968. On that date, Captain Bradfield flew to the aid of a friendly company which was surrounded and pinned down by a large hostile force. Captain Bradfield successfully directed tactical airpower against the aggressor, who constantly fired at his small aircraft. Because of his superior airmanship, the friendly company was relieved of the hostile pressure and was able to gain the offensive. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Bradfield reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.