Mike & H&S Companies 

Third Battalion, Fifth Marines

Veterans of the Vietnam War
Home Up Dan Dennis Dinota Butler Ford Hill Dan Link Walters Brown Bowman Thompson White Tyson Schrader Anasiewicz Banks Brick Flood Hignight Manfra Nielsen Pacello McElroy Goss Youngblood Kempel Sykora Fretwell Almanza Stern

 

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL to

 

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DENIS W. FLOOD

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

 

For service as set forth in the following

 

CITATION:

 

          For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines on 13 and 14 May 1967 in operations against elements of the North Vietnamese Army in the Republic of Vietnam. During Operation UNION, conducted in the vicinity of Phouc Duc (4), Quang Tin Province, Company M came under attack at 1230, 13 May 1967 by an unknown size enemy force utilizing small arms, machine guns, and mortars. Private First Class Flood courageously moved to the aid of several Marines who had become casualties. As directed by the Corpsman on the scene, he conducted an evacuation of these Marines across 250 meters of fire-swept terrain to the designated helicopter landing zone, returning each trip with much needed machine gun and small arms ammunition. At 0001, 14 May 1967, the Company defensive perimeter came under an intense enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms preparation fires followed by a coordinated infantry assault. Suffering from wounds received in the initial mortar barrage, Private First Class Flood exhibited aggressive determination and courage by repeatedly exposing himself to the enemy attack, moving from position to position to ensure the resupply and distribution of ammunition. Assuming a leadership role, Private First Class Flood fearlessly remained in the front line position bolstering the fighting spirit of his rifle squad while personally delivering over 300 rounds of accurate and deadly fire into the assaulting enemy. His exceptional fighting spirit and  initiative contributed in great measure to blunting the enemy attack. By his daring action, complete disregard for personal safety, and steadfast devotion to duty, Private First Class Flood reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

 

For the President,

 

Secretary of the Navy