Marine UH-1 Crew Chief Awarded DFC.




 
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January 14th, 2012  
03USMC
 
 

Topic: Marine UH-1 Crew Chief Awarded DFC.


Inside the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 hanger is an honor roll, a wall covered with patches of distinguished Marines who have done outstanding work. Staff Sgt. Bart C. Davis’ patch was elevated to the honor roll after he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism.

On June 18, 2010, Davis was the crew chief in the lead helicopter rushing to aid Marine ground forces in Helmand Province, Afghanistan who needed supplies and ammunition to continue fighting an intense battle. He guided the helicopter’s safe descent to the landing zone and supervised the offloading of ammunition and supplies while he was continuously exposed to intense fire from enemy rifles, machine guns, and rocket propelled grenades.

While lifting out of the zone, Davis spotted enemy locations and provided suppressive fire with a .50 caliber machine gun. In the ensuing firefight the pilot in command received multiple gunshot wounds from enemy fire.

http://marinesmagazine.dodlive.mil/2...-bart-c-davis/

January 15th, 2012  
A Can of Man
 
 
Oorah Marine!
January 16th, 2012  
84RFK
 
 
And what did the pilot in command recieve, other than multiple gunshot wounds?
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January 16th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Staff Sgt. Bart C. Davis, you did the US Marines, the USA and your family proud.

Congratulations.
January 16th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
And what did the pilot in command recieve, other than multiple gunshot wounds?
A purple heart + other decorations (?)...
January 16th, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84RFK
And what did the pilot in command recieve, other than multiple gunshot wounds?
A Heart for sure.
January 16th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
It would be nice if instead of an hour of hollywood news everynight, they would cover the actions of outstanding Americans like this,

Show people why this country is still great, for people of this Man's degree deserve no less.
January 19th, 2012  
MikeP
 
 
They tried that to an extent during VN.
Support for the drawn out conflict was waning and folks quickly got sick of combat and wounded GIs on the evening news while having supper.
January 30th, 2012  
Proud USMC Dad
 
84RFK
The Pilot, Maj Tres Smith has fully recovered and also received the DFC. It was a great ceremony!
January 30th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
That is good to hear! Great news...
 


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