Emmett O. Anglin, Jr.

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Emmett O. Anglin, Jr., United States Marine Corps, for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight as a Pilot of a Plane in Marine Fighter Squadron One Hundred Fifteen during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 27 May 1953. Leading a division of jet fighter-bombers on a close air support mission against heavily defended and well-entrenched enemy troops that were inflicting damage on friendly front-line positions, Major Anglin promptly located the carefully camouflaged objective in mountainous terrain and initiated a dive bombing and strafing assault. Skillfully maneuvering his plane through an intense barrage of hostile antiaircraft fire, he scored direct bomb hits that clearly marked the target for the remainder of the flight and then led a low-level strafing attack which inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and destroyed a major strong point. By his expert airmanship, marked courage and unwavering devotion to duty, Major Anglin was largely responsible for the success of a flight that substantially reduced enemy pressure on advancing elements of ground forces. His outstanding leadership throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.