Michael D. Vogele | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Michael D. Vogele.
Airman First Class Michael D. Vogele distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force in Laos from 10 February 1972 to 11 February 1972. On those dates, Airman Vogele flew an extremely hazardous mission deep into enemy territory to rescue two American airmen. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Airman Vogele manned his minigun position, completely exposing himself to possible hostile fire, and relayed valuable information to the pilot to keep the helicopter clear of the jungle covered mountainous terrain. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Vogele has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.