Lawrence D. Fay

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Lawrence Dale Fay, United States Naval Reserve, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight during operations against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands Area, from January 1 to March 23, 1945. Completing his twentieth mission during this period, Lieutenant Fay contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His gallant devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.