James P. Doyle

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant James P. Doyle for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia on 3 December 1969. On that date, he flew in support of a friendly unit in contact with a large hostile force. Disregarding intense anti-aircraft fire, he made repeated rocket marking passes to direct strike aircraft to the opposing positions. Because of his actions, many lives were saved. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Doyle reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.