Staff Sergeant William C. Sommer 6994th Security Squadron
Wall of Valor: Staff Sergeant William C. Sommer distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a C-47 Airborne Morse Systems Supervisor near DaNang Airfield, Republic of Vietnam, on 10 October 1971. On that date, Sergeant Sommer was flying an unarmed reconnaissance mission against unfriendly forces in direct support of a local ground operations. With great determination and skill, he remained in the area despite the threat of intense and accurate hostile fire. In spite of this he superbly accomplished this highly intricate and hazardous mission in support of free world forces combating aggression. Through his personal bravery and energetic application of his knowledge and skill he significantly furthered the goal of the United States in Southeast Asia. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Sommer reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.