David I. Drummond

#1) First Lieutenant David I. Drummond is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a C-7A aircraft at Katum, Special Forces Camp, Republic of Vietnam on 4 May 1971. On that date, Lieutenant Drummond made a successful tactical approach, offload, and departure of the field, but after takeoff the aircraft came under hostile automatic ground fire. Evasive maneuvers were employed by Lieutenant Drummond while checking the engine instruments for possible engine or system damage and maintaining close crew coordination through a successful landing at the nearest airfield. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Drummond reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. ****************************

#2) Captain David L. Drummond is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a B-52 Copilot in Southeast Asia on 21 December 9172. On that date, Captain Drummond participating in high priority bombing targets in heavily defended areas of North Vietnam. Despite the intensity of defensive reaction and the extreme hazard posed by numerous surface-to-air missiles and hostile interceptors, Captain Drummond displayed a courageous willinghess to place the mission requirements above his personal safety in directing his aircraft to a successful release of his ordnance on the designated target. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Captain Drummond reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.