Bronze Star Medal - J. E. Ray
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL
(WITH "V" DEVICE}
CAPTAIN JAMES E. RAY
FOR THE PERIOD
MARCH 1967 TO MAY 1972
This officer distinguished himself by heroic achievement as a Prisoner of War while engaged in operations against an opposing armed force in North Vietnam during the above period. In an atmosphere of enemy harassment and brutal treatment, he continued to establish and maintain communications through unusual and ingenious methods, which resulted in American and Allied prisoners presenting a posture of increased resistance to the enemy's wishes, and, at the same time, improving prisoner morale. By his heroic endeavors and devotion to duty under advserse conditions of his environment, he reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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