Thomas D Everman

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Thomas D. Everman for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-130E Flight Engineer for the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron at An Loc, Republic of Vietnam, on 30 April 1972. On that date, Sergeant Everman flew a night, low-level tactical emergency airdrop of critically-needed ammunition to a besieged concentration of allied forces located in a heavily-defended hostile area. In spite of heavy anti-aircraft fire and intense automatic weapons activity, Sergeant Everman performed his aircrew duties with exact precision, resulting in a completely successful airdrop. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Everman reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.