Harry M. Krause | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Harry M. Krause.
Airman First Class Harry M. Krause distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with rescue operations near Tuy Hoa, Republic of Vietnam on 1 June 1968. On that date, Airman Krause, as Pararescue Specialist on an HH-43B rescue helicopter, was called on to rescue the pilot of an aircraft downed by hostile ground fire nineteen miles south of Tuy Hoa Air Base. Finding the pilot injured, Airman Krause had himself lowered into the dense jungle in the extremely hostile area where he administered medical aid and prepared the pilot for rescue. Airman Krause remained alone in the hostile jungle while the helicopter left the area with the survivor, to return for Airman Krause after landing to move the survivor into the aircraft. The great determination and concern for fellow airman display by Airman Krause, and his courage in displaying these characteristics, resulted in the successful rescue of the downed pilot. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Krause has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.