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Home1972 David Masters 2nd Award


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting 

the Air Medal (Bronze Star in Lieu of the first Award) to 

Lieutenant Commander David R. MASTERS 
United States Navy 

for service as set forth in the following: 


   "For meritorious achievement while serving as a Patrol Plane Commander of Patrol Squadron  SIX during fixed wing Market Time Air Surveillance patrol in Southeast Asia. On 22 March 1972, initially detecting and participating in an undetected airborne surveillance operation  against an infiltrator trawler that depended heavily upon careful planning and precise  execution, Lieutenant Commander MASTERS contributed in large measure in positively  demonstrating the integrity of the Market Time barrier and preventing the infiltration of  much needed arms and ammunition to the insurgents in the Republic of Vietnam. The  exceptional professional skill exhibited by him contributed materially to the successful  accomplishment of the United States' efforts in Southeast Asia. Lieutenant Commander  MASTERS' superb airmanship, courage, and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon  himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

                                     For the President 

                                     W. P. MACK 
                                     Vice Admiral 
                                     United States Navy