The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to
MAJOR JOHN ALFRED CHANCEY
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following
"For meritorious service in connection with combat oper- ations against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam while serving in various capacities with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group Thirty-Six, First Marine Aircraft Wing from 30 October 1967 to 11 May 1968. Throughout this period, Major CHANCEY performed his demanding duties in an exemplary manner. Although assigned the primary duties of squadron pilot, Major CHANCEY, then a Captain, served concurrently as Training Officer and skillfully supervised the training of pilots and flight crews in preparation for the unit's deployment to the Republic of Vietnam. Demonstrating outstanding professional ability and resourcefulness, he ensured that all personnel received adequate weapons and survival training. Upon arrival in the Republic of Vietnam, he ws assigned as Assistant Operations Officer and ably supervised the myriad functions of his section. Utilizing his vast experience, he was instrumental in formulating the operating procedures and tactical formations used by the squadron. Largely due to his superior professionalism and resolute determination, he contributed significantly to the expeditious and efficient transition of his squadron from the UH-34 helicopter to the CH-46 aircraft. Subsequently reassigned as Logistics Officer in February 1968, he continued to distinguish himself in the performance of his duties. Working tirelessly and with meticulous attention to detail, he consistently provided his squadron with outstanding logistical support. Major CHANCEY's professionalism, tireless initiative and unwavering devotion to duty throughout contributed immeasurably to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service."
Major CHANCEY is authorized to wear the Combat "V".
FOR THE PRESIDENT,
/S/ H. W. Buse, Jr.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL, U. S. MARINE CORPS
COMMANDING GENERAL, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC
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