Duane D. Hackney | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Duane D. Hackney.
Airman First Class Duane D. Hackney distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a Pararescue Specialist during a rocket attack on Da Nang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, on 15 July 1967. On that date, Airman Hackney entered the most heavily damaged area while the attack was occurring and was personally responsible for saving the lives of six men. Airman Hackney unhesitantly approached burning aircraft and exploding ordnance to rescue wounded personnel. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Hackney has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.