Bong Son — Lieutenant Ronald G. Davis (Norfolk, Va.), a platoon leader
in Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, has been awarded the Sliver Star.
Lieutenant Davis was cited for his actions when his reconnaissance
patrol from Company A ran into a Viet Cong force armed with automatic weapons
With several of his men wounded in the initial contact, Lieutenant Davis
immediately maneuvered forward until he positioned himself in front of the
While exposed to enemy automatic weapons fire, he delivered a base of
fire that kept the enemy pinned down long enough to allow the wounded to be
When almost out of ammunition, he maneuvered his way back for more ammo,
stopping only to fire back at the enemy and keep them off balance. Again he
advanced forward and was able to drag more wounded troops to safety.