Reginald V. Maisey

Bunker Hill-10
3rd Security Police Squadron
Air Force Cross
Citation

Reginald Victor Maisey, Jr.
Capt, U.S. Air Force
17 Nov 34 - 31 Jan 68
Sonoma, California
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At a time when bravery was common, Captain Maisey's bravery under fire was uncommon and
contagious... After the battle... 153 NVA were found KIA, and 25 were taken POW.

Maisey, Reginald V., Jr.
Captain, U.S. Air Force
3rd Security Police Squadron, Biên Hòa AFB, RVN
Date Of Action: January 31, 1968

Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, awards the Air Force Cross to Captain Reginald V. Maisey, Jr., for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force, as a Security Police Officer in Southeast Asia on 31 January 1968. On that date, an intense night rocket and ground attack was launched by massed hostile forces against Biên Hòa AB. With the brunt of the ground penetration concentrated at a key bunker position on the east end of the installation, Captain Maisey drove from the west end of this runway to the beleaguered bunker and directed the actions of his men in defending the position. Captain Maisey exhibited an unrelenting stamina that rallied his men in countering the hostile assault. He persisted in his gallant campaign against the attacking force until an exploding rocket took his life. His supreme courage and undaunted leadership inspired his men to hold the position, thus thwarting the westward progress of the infiltrators across the installation and saving untold numbers of lives and millions of dollars worth of aircraft and other material. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Maisey reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


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