Ronald B. Yuss

Wall of Valor

First Lieutenant Ronald B. Yuss

United States Air Force

Vietnam

1971

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.

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