CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE LEGION OF MERIT
CAPTAIN JAMES E. RAY
FOR THE PERIOD
MAY 1966 TO MAY 1969
This officer distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam during the above period. His ceaseless efforts, by a continuous showing of resistance to an enemy who ignored all international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, in the extremely adverse conditions of the communist prisons of North Vietnam, demonstrated his professional competence, unwavering devotion, and loyalty to his country. Despite the harsh treatment through his long years of incarceration, this individual continued to perform his duties in a clearly exceptional manner which reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.