CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
The Vietnam War - Southeast Asia - The Republic of Vietnam
Major Donald R. Strobaugh
Major Donald R. Strobaugh distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as Combat Control Team Leader directing installation of a Ground Proximity Extraction System at Khe Sanh Combat Support Base, Republic of Vietnam on 30 March 1968.
On that date, Major Strobaugh was wounded by shrapnel from an exploding artillery shell when the base came under heavy artillery, rocket, mortar and sniper fire. Realizing the vital need for the immediate use of his extraction system and in spite of his wounds, Major Strobaugh completely disregarded his own personal safety and remained in the center of the incoming fire in order to continue working on the necessary installation and attempt to build sufficient sandbag protection for the equipment.
By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Strobaugh has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.