I have noted with a sincere sense of appreciation and admiration your quick reaction today to two emergency missions. Although operating in extremely hazardous monsoonal weather conditions, compounded by nightfall, you successfully extracted numerous Vietnamese civilians and military personnel all of which were in extremely precarious situations created by rampaging flood conditions.
It is always rewarding to note exhibitions of courage, coupled with compassion and humanitarian endeavor. The Vietnamese will not soon forget your heroic deeds.
Purple Foxes, my personal congratulations for a well done superlative effort.
Lt. Gen. McCutcheon
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