Wayne L. Fisk | Silver Star, first oak leaf cluster
Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star, first oak leaf cluster, to Technical Sergeant Wayne L. Fisk.
Technical Sergeant Wayne L. Fisk distinguished himself by gallantry in the all-volunteer Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed United States Army and Air Force military operation against an opposing armed force on Koh Tang Island in the Gulf of Thailand on 15 May 1975. On that date, Sergeant Fisk was the Pararescue Specialist of a CH-53 helicopter aircrew which delivered a contingent of United States Marines to the Island. In spite of extremely heavy automatic weapons and rocket fire, the crew delivered the Marines to the small landing zone on the beach and provided suppressive cover fire which successfully allowed for the removal of wounded United States Marines from their perilous position. This courageous action aided in the safe recovery of the SS Mayaguez and its crew. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant Fisk has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.