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