Citations & Bios
Citation to Accompany The Award Of
The Distinguished Flying Cross
To: Master Sergeant Gary F. Thomas
Master Sergeant Gary F. Thomas distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight as a C-123B Flare Kicker near Dak To II, Republic of Vietnam on 9 June 1966.
On that date, while engaged in a night flare drop mission, Sergeant Thomas armed and ejected flares for a two hour period despite hazards presented by adverse weather and ground fire.
As a result of this effort, the friendly outpost managed to repel the hostile attack and maintain control of the area. The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Thomas reflect great credit upon himself and The United States Air Force.