CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Vietnam
Walter T. Smith
Airman First Class Walter J. Smith distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 25 February 1968.
On that date, Airman Smith repeatedly exposed himself to mortars which threatened the lives of an aircrew and support personnel.
Airman Smith exposed himself to imminent danger of an impending explosion while securing the aforementioned pallets.
By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Airman Smith has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.