First Lieutenant Ronald B. Yuss United States Air Force Vietnam 1971
Wall of Valor: Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Oak Leaf Cluster) for heroism while
participating in aerial ﬂight as an F-4D Pilot/WSO in
Binh Dinh Province. Republic of Vietnam. on 28 April I971.
On that date, Lieutenant Yuss attacked a large hostile force that
had occupied ﬁve buildings in a friendly village and had friendly
troops pinned down by extremely accurate and heavy small arms ﬁre.
Despite the close proximity of the friendly villagers, heavy antiaircraft
ﬁre, and low clouds, Lieutenant Yuss, with complete disregard
for his own personal safety. courageously assisted his flight
commander in extremely accurate and devastating ordnance deliveries.
Lieutenant Yuss was credited with destroying the ﬁve buildings
occupied by the hostile troops and inﬂicting numerous casualties on the
hostile force thus saving many friendly lives. The outstanding heroism
and selﬂess devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Yuss reﬂect
great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.