CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Technical Sgt. Thomas J. Monley
Technical Sergeant Thomas J. Monley distinguished himself by gallantry while engaged in ground operations against an opposing armed force at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 25 February 1968.
On that date, Sergeant Monley 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 Monley exposed himself to the imminent danger of an impending explosion while securing the aforementioned pallets.
By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Sergeant Monley has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.