Bruce K Blocher

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Bruce K. Blocher for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-130E Pilot at An Hoa Airfield, Republic of Vietnam on 8 January 1969. On that date, Captain Blocher flew a combat essential resupply mission into an area of known hostile ground fire to resupply An Hoa with urgently needed ammunition. Upon departure, the aircraft received hostile fire which resulted in battle damage to the aircraft, but through his conscientious efforts, Captain Blocher flew the damaged aircraft to safety. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Blocher reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.