Leonard J Foret

#1) The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Leonard J. Foret for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-123 Flight Mechanic near Hiep Duc, Republic of Vietnam on 19 May 1970. On that date Sergeant Foret flew an airdrop mission at low altitude over hostile terrain, transporting food, water, and ammunition to friendly military personnel surrounded by hostile forces. In spite of heavy ground fire which severely damaged his aircraft, Sergeant Foret’s outstanding professional performance contributed directly to the successful accomplishment of this highly important mission and the safe recovery of the crippled aircraft. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Foret reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. **********************************************

#2) The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Technical Sergeant Leonard J. Foret for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-123 Flight Engineer in Southeast Asia on 14 October 1970. On that date he volunteered to fly an extremely hazardous night combat mission while participating in a sensitive top secret operation directed by a staff agency of the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. His outstanding airmanship was a critical factor in the successful completion of this important combat mission. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Foret reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.