Gordon L. Bocher

GORDON L. BOCHER Captain Gordon L. Bocher distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC-130 Gunship Navigator over Southeast Asia on 6 February 1973. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission, his actions led to the damage or destruction of 14 hostile supply vehicles and the ignition of numerous secondary fires and explosions. Putting aside his concern for personal safety in the face of the continuous threat of hostile antiaircraft fire, he succeeded in destroying large amounts of supplies and munitions destined for use against friendly forces. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Bocher reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.