Robert B. Williamson | Silver Star, first oak leaf cluster
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star, first oak leaf cluster, to Airman Second Class Robert B. Williamson.
Airman Second Class Robert B. Williamson distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force 5 October 1966. On that date, as a Pararescue Specialist on an HH-3E Rescue Helicopter, Airman Williamson proceeded deep into hostile territory and was successful in recovering one of two American pilots who had bailed out of their disabled aircraft. Disregarding his own safety, Airman Williamson voluntarily flew trough heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire in order to reach the injured survivor before the hostile forces could capture him. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Williamson has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.