Johnny B. Floyd

Captain Johnny B. Floyd distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as the Aircraft Commander on a C-130 aircraft in Southeast Asia on 5 August 1970, On that date, Captain Floyd’s mission was the Emergency Resupply airlift of thirty thousand pounds of jet fuel to the besieged airfield of Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam. Captain Floyd accomplished this very vital mission despite adverse weather conditions, hostile ground fire and the inherent hazards involved in flying into a marginal airfield surrounded by hazardous terrain. As a result of his courage, perseverance and the energetic application of his knowledge and skill, his actions on this day contributed significantly to the airlift mission in Southeast Asia. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Floyd reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.