Dennis J. Kraft | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Dennis J. Kraft.
Airman First Class Dennis J. Kraft distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force over the Republic of Vietnam on 18 May 1966. On that date, Airman Kraft flew as crewmember of an unarmed helicopter into an area infested with anti-aircraft artillery and hostile troops to rescue the two man crew of a downed F-4B. While attempting the rescue his helicopter was subjected to intense and accurate hostile ground fire. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Kraft has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.