James H. Ehlers

Ehlers, James H., Captain, United States Air Force, is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an EC-47 Navigator at DaNang Airfield, Republic of Vietnam, on 20 November 1970. On that date, Captain Ehlers flew an extremely hazardous mission through adverse weather conditions and through the constant threat of hostile ground fire and attack. In spite of this, he superbly accomplished this highly intricate and hazardous mission in support and protection of friendly ground forces. Through his personal bravery and energetic application of his knowledge and skill, he significantly furthered the goal of the United States in Southeast Asia. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Ehlers reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.