William C. Allanach ’65

William C. Allanach
Class of 1965
229th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Air Cavalry, USARV

Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and voluntary action during a medical evacuation mission near Hue. Upon learning that an infantrymen had become seriously wounded by an exploding artillery round, and  despite a fluid and dangerous  ground tactical situation as well as  low visibility forcing nap of the earth flying in an urban setting  to avoid the numerous buildings and radio towers surrounding the pick-up location,  Captain Allanach accomplished the evacuation and safely got the soldier who received life saving medical treatment.