Aaron D. Farrior

#1) Staff Sergeant Aaron D. Farrior is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a rescue helicopter pararescueman over Southeast Asia on 7 March 1966. On that date, under hazardous and adverse conditions, outstanding airmanship and courage were exhibited by Sergeant Farrior in the successful rescue and recovery of an American pilot whose aircraft had been shot down while on a mission over hostile territory. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Farrior reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. *****************************

#2) Staff Sergeant Aaron D. Farrior is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight as a pararescueman on a rescue helicopter over hostile territory on 1 May 1966. On that date, Sergeant Farrior made three desperate attempts to rescue an American pilot who was forced to bail out of his disabled aircraft over hostile territory. On each attempted rescue, Sergeant Farrior’s aircraft was raked by hostile fire. Because of the battle damage to his rescue helicopter. Sergeant Farrior was forced to withdraw from the area. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Farrior reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. *****************************

#3) Staff Sergeant Aaron D. Farrior is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a HH-3E Pararescue Technician in Southeast Asia on 15 November 1966. On that date, Sergeant Farrior exposed himself to hostile fire while making a successful recovery of a friendly pilot whose aircraft had been downed over hostile territory. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Farrior reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. *****************************

#4) Technical Sergeant Aaron D. Farrior distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an HH-3E Pararescue Specialist in Southeast Asia on 18 November 1968. On that date, Sergeant Farrior successfully recovered two Air Force pilots from and extremely hostile area. Despite automatic weapons fire directed at his helicopter. Sergeant Farrior exposed himself in the open doorway while skillfully directing a precarious hover down into the trees to place the fully extended hoist cable within one survivor’s reach. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Farrior reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.