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Military Veterans'
Hall of Fame

Major John Barrett Floyd | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Major John Barrett Floyd

Major Floyd, deceased, of North Little Rock served in combat in Vietnam as a Pilot and his awards include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.

 

On 5 August, 1970 Major Floyd was awarded his First Oak Leaf Cluster for The Distinguished Flying Cross.  The narrative for that award reads as follows: “Captain Johnny B. Floyd distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as the Aircraft Commander on a C-130 aircraft in Southeast Asia on 5 August, 1970.  On that date, Captain Floyd’s mission was the Emergency Resupply airlift of thirty pounds of jet fuel to the besieged airfield of Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam.  Captain Floyd accomplished this very vital mission despite adverse weather conditions, hostile ground fire and the inherent hazards involved in flying into a marginal airfield surrounded by hazardous terrain.  As a result of his courage, perseverance and the energetic application of his knowledge and skill, his actions on this day contributed significantly to the airlift mission in Southeast Asia.  The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Floyd reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.”

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