The President of the United States takes pleasure
in presenting the
MAJOR LAWRENCE PAUL REIMAN
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following
"For heroic achievement in aerial flight while serving as a Pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group Thirty-Six, First Marine Aircraft Wing in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. Late on the afternoon of 17 February 1968, Major REIMAN launched as Flight Leader of a section of two CH-46 helicopters escorted by two armed UH-1E helicopters assigned an emergency resupply mission to an Army of the Republic of Vietnam engineer position near Hue. The unit was surrounded by the enemy and was without food or ammunition. Des- pite the low overcast and the problem of maneuvering his aircraft with an external lift of two tons of supplies through heavy hostile fire, he resolutely continued toward the beleaguered troops. Ignoring intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, he skillfully coordinated his helicopter's approach with the suppressive fire from the two escorts and successfully deposited his supply load in the drop zone. Although sustaining damage to his aircraft's hydraulic and fuel systems from the enemy fire, he expeditiously maneuvered his helicopter out of the hazardous area and into the low overcast and used a radar monitored approach to safely land at Phu Bai. Major REIMAN's courage, superior airmanship and selfless devotion to duty at great personal risk were instrumental in accomplishing the dangerous mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service."
FOR THE PRESIDENT,
/s/ H. W. Buse, Jr.
H. W. BUSE, JR.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL, U. S. MARINE CORPS
Crew of YK-6
|Maj. Lawrence P. Reiman||Pilot|
|Capt. Norbert T. Sarles||Copilot|
|Cpl. Randy P. Young||Crew Chief|
|Cpl. Albert D. Harris||Gunner|
|Cpl. James H. Jones||Gunner|
After Action Report
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