On June 19, 1967, he received the Silver Star for Gallantry in action while serving with Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam. After learning that two of his unit’s helicopters had been shot down and ground forces were critically low on ammunition he loaded a helicopter with a re-supply of ammunition and braved a murderous barrage of enemy fire to land and unload the supplies. He then hovered his aircraft along the front line and extracted seriously wounded men until his aircraft could not possibly hold any more men. This action saved the lives of many of the engaged ground forces and the two downed aircrews. Sid was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two awards of the Air Medal with Valor during his service in Vietnam.
SILVER STAR MEDAL, Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal with Valor (2 awards)
and today, as a Ghee of two, she is still the best ever.
This photo was taken in 1971 at Southwest Elementary in Sheffield. Kim was seven at the time of the photo and an only child for a little while longer. The photo is of my daughter, Kim, when I was the Brownie Scout Leader. My friend Judy Wadkins was the Assistant Brownie Leader.
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