Ralph L. Foulks

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ralph Leo Foulks, Aviation Radioman Third Class, United States Naval Reserve for distinguishing himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in operations against the enemy in the vicinity of the Nansei Shoto and Kyushu, Japan. As aircrewman of a carrier based dive bomber during the period of 23 March 1945 to 19 May 1945 he participated in twenty strikes which resulted in extensive damage to enemy shipping, airfields and installations. During these flights he performed his assigned duties with skill and courage which were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.