Jones L. Stamey, Jr. | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Jones L. Stamey, Jr.
Airman First Class Jones L. Stamey Jr. distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a Pararescue Specialist near Vinh Thanh, Republic of Vietnam, on 11 December 1968. On that date, Airman Stamey skillfully accomplished the combat extraction of eight critically injured survivors from a helicopter crash during a day/night operation in rugged, mountainous, jungle covered terrain in a hostile area. Airman Stamey’s calm and professional performance of his duties in the face of intense hostile fire was of primary importance in the successful accomplishment of the mission. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Stamey has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.