Bronze Star Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster 2 - J. E. Ray
This officer distinguished himself by outstanding achievement in a position of leadership while detained as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam during the above period. This officer performed duties dealing in highly classified material while under constant surveillance of the enemy. He generated new ideas and improvised new techniques which greatly enhanced covert operations. His outstanding performance and dedication to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.