Anthony J. McFarr | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Sergeant Anthony J. McFarr.
Sergeant Anthony J. McFarr distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an HH-53 Rescue Crewmember on 6 October 1969. On that date, Sergeant McFarr courageously participated in the successful extraction of five downed American aircrew members and forty-six indigenous Army troops from an area under direct attack from hostile forces. He provided suppressive fire to protect both his fellow crewmembers and the survivors, and voluntarily exposed himself to heavy ground fire while helping the survivors to board the helicopter as mortars were impacting within fifteen yards of their position. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant McFarr has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.