Laurin D Austin

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Staff Sergeant Laurin D. Austin for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as Gunner of a B-24 airplane on many bombardment missions over enemy-occupied Continental Europe. Displaying great courage and skill, this Enlisted Man, fighting from his gun position, has warded off many enemy attacks and has materially aided in the successful completion of each of these missions. The courage, coolness and exceptional skill displayed by this Enlisted Man on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.