Kenneth C. Felty

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS TO KENNETH C. FELTY Staff Sergeant Kenneth C. Felty distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC‚Äî130 Gunship Illuminator Operator over South Vietnam on 23 April 1972. On that date, while on a night aerial fire support mission over a friendly ground position, his actions enabled the friendly ground position to successfully halt and repel the superior-sized hostile force’s advancement upon their position. He displayed extraordinary airmanship in continually pressing the attack by applying an uninterrupted rain of accurate ordnance against the hostile force while coping with the constant threat imposed by accurate antiaircraft fire. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Felty reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (FIRST OAK LEAF CLUSTER) TO KENNETH C. FELTY Staff Sergeant Kenneth C. Felty distinguished hine1f by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an AC‚Äî130 Gunship Illuminator Operator over Southeast Asia on 21 January 1972. On that date, while on a night armed reconnaissance mission, his actions led to the damage or destruction of 14 hostile supply vehicles and the ignition of nine secondary fires and explosions. Putting aside his concern for personal safety in the face of 378 rounds of hostile antiaircraft fire, he succeeded in destroying large amounts of supplies and munitions destined for use against friendly forces. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Felty reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.