Philemon S. Resos | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Philemon S. Resos.
Technical Sergeant Philemon S. Resos distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a Pararescue Technician near DaNang, Republic of Vietnam on 8 May 1967. On that date, Sergeant Resos was acting as hoist operator on a rescue helicopter attempting to recover four wounded friendly troops from a patrol that had been ambushed. After skillfully hoisting three of the wounded through dense jungle to the helicopter, and while he had the other pararescueman and wounded troop more than forty feet in the air, Sergeant Resos noticed the helicopter losing power. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Resos leaned out the rescue door to guide the penetrator and it’s occupants safely to the ground. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant Resos has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.