CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Airman 2nd Class Keith L. Fabian
Airman Second Class Keith L. Fabian, Combat Control Team, 3d Aerial Port Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force near Ap Bau Bang, Republic of Vietnam on 12 November 1965.
On that date, Airman Fabian assisted the Forward Air Controller and the Artillery Liaison Officer in coordinating fire support missions when the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division to which he was attached came under fierce and sustained attack.
During the course of the battle, Airman Fabian on four separate occasions courageously and without regard for his own safety, left the relative security of his position to aid and evacuate the wounded amid exploding mortar rounds and small arms fire.
His selfless efforts were an inspiration to others and contributed significantly to the timely treatment and evacuation of the wounded.
For his gallantry in action Airman Fabian was awarded the Silver Star on 8 February 1966.