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First Lieutenant Daniel T. Weist Class of 2006

					Distinguished Flying Cross

United States Army

Bronze Star with "V" Device

For heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: First Lieutenant Weist distinguished himself by valorous actions on 22 August 1968 as the assistant executive officer of an artillery battery during an enemy attack on Fire Support Base Rawlins III. Despite the mortar and rocket rounds falling around his position, he remained at his post to direct counterfire on acquired enemy targets. When wire communications to the guns were knocked out, he left the safety of the fire direction center and braved the intense enemy barrage to personally direct the howitzer’s fire. He then volunteered to act as a forward observer. He and his radio operator crawled to an exposed observation point on the camp’s perimeter and began adjusting devastating artillery onto the assaulting enemy soldiers, inflicting heavy casualties to them. He continued to adjust this fire until dawn, repeatedly subjecting himself to enemy automatic weapons and sniper fire. First Lieutenant Weist’s 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.

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