Parnell G. Fisher

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant Parnell G Fisher for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-130 Loadmaster near Khe Sanh Airfield, Republic of Vietnam on 17 March 1968. Sergeant Fisher was flying an emergency resupply airdrop mission to Khe Sanh, when marginal weather conditions and the loss of all ground-based navigational aide made it necessary for his Aircraft Commander to make a very abbreviated, unstandard approach to the “Drop Zone”. By his impeccable professional performance under these trying conditions, Sergeant Fisher aided immeasurably in the successful delivery of invaluable cargo to the besieged Marines. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Fisher reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.