Roscoe C. Armstrong

Roscoe E. Armstrong is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty: These men distinguished themselves by exceptionally valorous actions while piloting helicopter gunships in support of an Allied ground unit in heavy enemy contact. Despite the heavy enemy fire, they placed accurate and intense suppressive fire on the targets, kept abreast of the situation and kept a constant volley of fire on the enemy as they tried to retreat. Their three attacks resulted in three secondary explosions and an estimated 25 enemy casualties. Their exceptional courage and complete devotion to duty were demonstrated throughout the day as they repeatedly exposed themselves to heavy enemy fire. The aerial professionalism and complete composure of these men demonstrated were vital to the complete success of this mission. Their actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon themselves, their unit and the United States Army.