Ronald M. Black

#1) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Ronald M. Black for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. Warrant Officer Black distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 26 November 1969, while serving near Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam. When Warrant Officer Black came under small arms fire, he immediately engaged the enemy from the rear, then called in artillery. Although hostile fire drove him from the area, he returned in order to mark enemy positions. His outstanding flying ability and devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.

#2) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Ronald M. Black for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. Warrant Officer Black distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 21 December 1969 while serving as Pilot in the Republic of Vietnam. Upon learning that a helicopter had been shot down, Warrant Officer Black quickly flew to the crash site and came to a hover over the burning craft to see if he could spot any survivors. He tried repeatedly to lower his ship to the wreckage, but the tall trees and enemy ground fire prevented his descent. Remaining over the area, he continually exposed himself to the hostile fire while engaging the enemy and providing support for a ground unit securing it. His outstanding flying ability and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.