Angus C. McGougall | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Sergeant Angus C. McDougall.
Sergeant Angus C. McDougall distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force Rescue Specialist near Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam on 20 February 1968. On that date, Sergeant McDougall penetrated an extremely hostile area under adverse weather conditions and rescued a seriously injured pilot. In defiance of reported hostile activity and fully exposed to hostile fire, Sergeant McDougall went down into the jungle and brought the injured pilot to safety before hostile forces could surround him. Hostile forces in the jungle directed intense automatic weapons fire at Sergeant McDougall as the rescue was completed. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant McDougall has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.