Roy A. Taylor | Silver Star
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Airman First Class Roy A. Taylor.
Airman First Class Roy A. Taylor distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as a Pararescue Specialist of an HH-3E rescue helicopter in Southeast Asia on 11 November 1967. On that date, Airman Taylor volunteered to descend on the forest penetrator into a jungle heavily infested with hostile ground forces. Suspended in the air, he maintained this exposed position for nearly twenty minutes as he worked to free a downed USAF pilot from entangling vines and bring him safely on board the helicopter. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Taylor has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.