Kenneth W. Eagle

Eagle, Kenneth W., Airman First Class, United States Air Force, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC-130 Gunship Aerial Gunner in Laos on 16 December 1970. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission over heavily defended hostile supply routes, he directly assisted in the damage or destruction of 33 hostile supply vehicles. Working in total darkness and often being severely thrown about by aircraft maneuvers to avoid hostile antiaircraft fire, Airman Eagle kept the gunship weapons loaded and operational despite the hostile environment and immediate danger to his personal safety. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Airman Eagle reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. Eagle, Kenneth W., Airman first Class, United States Air Force is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC-130 Gunship Aerial Gunner in Laos on 18 January 1971. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission over heavily defended hostile supply routes, he directly assisted in the damage or destruction of 16 hostile supply vehicles, the ignition of five secondary fires and 13 secondary explosions. Working in total darkness and often being violently thrown about by abrupt evasive maneuvers, he kept the gunship’s weapons loaded and operational at all times, thereby providing a constant source of firepower. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Airman Eagle reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. Eagle, Kenneth W., Airman First Class, United States Air Force is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC-130 Gunship Aerial Gunner in Laos on 3 February 1971. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission over heavily defended hostile supply routes, he directly assisted in the damage or destruction of 27 hostile supply vehicles and the ignition of numerous secondary fires and explosions. Working in total darkness and often thrown about by violent maneuvers to avoid antiaircraft fire, Airman Eagle succeeded in keeping the gunship’s weapons loaded and operational. His determination and exemplary courage in maintaining his weapons were directly responsible for stopping large amounts of supplies destined for use against friendly forces throughout Southeast Asia. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Airman Eagle reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Eagle, Kenneth W. Airman First Class, United States Air Force, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC-130 Gunship Aerial Gunner over Laos on 19 March 1971. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission over heavily defended hostile supply routes, his actions led to the damage or destruction of 30 mostile supply vehicles. Exhibiting courage and determination in maintaining continous firepower, despite severe gunship maneuvers to avoid heavy, deadly antiaircraft fire, he was a prime factor contributing to the decisive attack against the hostile logistic operation. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Airman Eagle reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.