Lieutenant Fredrick S. Boyd – (DSC)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Frederick Scott Boyd, United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty First Lieutenant Boyd distinguished himself during an attack by the enemy on the city of Thanh Tri, Republic of Vietnam. Arriving on station, he quickly located the heaviest of the enemy’s concentrations. In order to further pinpoint these hostile emplacements for friendly attack aircraft, he flew at low level to draw the enemy fire, thus exposing the positions to the gunships. As the gunships began receiving intense heavy weapons fire, he attacked the source of fire and destroyed two of the enemy guns. After his initial attack on the enemy positions, the gunships began receiving intense fire from three more weapons positions. Again, he began attacking the enemy positions until his ordnance was expended. As he exhausted his rocket supply, he stayed at low level and began to mark enemy positions for the gunships with his ship’s landing light. Through his courage and personal bravery, he was instrumental in the repelling of the enemy attacks upon the city. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Aviation Brigade, General Orders No. 3124 (May 21, 1968)

Action Date: 6 January 1968

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

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