CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam
Staff Sergeant Guy T. Fagan
Staff Sergeant Guy T. Fagan distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed force at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Republic of Vietnam on 29 April 1975.
Amidst heavy artillery, rocket firepower, panic stricken Vietnamese Air Force pilots and refugees, he steadfastly maintained his post to provide essential communications, and personally removed live ordinance from the runway, thereby preventing loss of life and aircraft, and enabling numerous aircraft departures from the besieged Tan Son Nhut Airfield during the emergency evacuation operations.
By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant Fagan has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.