John A. Moore | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman Second Class John A. Moore.
Airman Second Class John A. Moore distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force on 2 March 1965. On that date, Airman Moore, acting as a Pararescue Specialist of an HH-43F helicopter, flew rescue missions totaling two and one half hours over unfriendly territory in search of two downed pilots. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Airman Moore, after flying cover while another helicopter picked up the first pilot, proceeded inland for the second pilot. During this time, the helicopter encountered continuous antiaircraft and small arms fire. Approximately ten miles further inland, the second pilot was sighted in the jungle and lifted one hundred feet to the safety of the helicopter. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Moore has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.