Ronald E. Frank

#1) First Lieutenant Ronald E. Frank is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia on 3 February 1969. On that date, Lieutenant Frank discovered five hostile vehicles and a large caliber anti-aircraft weapon traveling in convoy along a hostile infiltration route. In spite of approaching darkness and heavy caliber anti-aircraft fire, he skillfully directed three flights of tactical fighter aircraft fire, he skillfully directed three flights of tactical fighter aircraft against this convoy and obtained three large secondary fires and one large secondary explosion from the target. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Leiutenant Frank reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. ***************************

#2) Captain Ronald E. Frank is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a B-52 Aircraft Commander near Hanoi, North Vietnam on 26 December 1972. On that date, he participated in one of the largest bombing raids in the history of the Southeast Asian conflict to negate the war making potential of an aggressor nation. His heroic actions and calm professional competence enabled this historic mission to be successfully completed. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Frank reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.