PFC Paul L. Feathers

For heroism, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Private First Class Feathers distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 5 November 1967, while serving as a bulldozer operator on a combat operation in the Republic of Vietnam. During the morning hours of 5 November 1967, Private First Class Feathers voluntarily went on a convoy to procure repair parts. The convoy had to travel several miles through enemy infested territory to reach the supply point. On the return trip, at 1230 hours on 5 November 1967, Private First Class Feathers was riding in the lead element of the convoy when this vehicle was hit by enemy fire. The vehicle was immediately disabled and several occupants were wounded. Despite his serious wounds, he kept his composure and took immediate actions to lead a retaliation against this hostile force. With complete disregard for his own life, Private First Class Feathers operated the radio to give invaluable assistance to the reactionary forces. After the enemy forces fled in the face of superior forces, Private First Class Feathers directed the medical evacuation of the wounded, by giving the necessary information and directions to the medical evacuation helicopters. After all had been secured he was evacuated. Private First Class Feathers’ personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.