CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Sergeant David L. McCracken
Sergeant David L. McCracken distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing force at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 25 February 1968.
On that date, Sergeant McCracken repeatedly exposed himself to mortar and artillery fire to secure two burning pallets of mortars on the aircraft ramp that were in danger of exploding and which threatened the lives of an aircrew and support personnel.
Sergeant McCracken exposed himself to imminent danger of an impending explosion while securing the aforementioned pallets.
By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant McCracken has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.