Eugene A. Alfaro

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Eugene A. Alfaro for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-123K Navigator in Southeast Asia on the night of 12 April 1971. On that date, Captain Alfaro flew an extremely hazardous mission of unarmed night reconnaissance, flare support, and forward air control against hostile vehicles carrying vital supplies and ammunition.  With unwavering calmness and courage, he directed a series of air strikes against these targets, and in spite of intense antiaircraft fire, pressed the attack to its successful conclusion. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Alfaro reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.