By Direction

of the

President of the United States


Distinguished Service Cross

Is Awarded


Timothy D Boris



Rank and Unit:  Specialist Four, Company D, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Date and Place:  3 April 1968,  Republic of Vietnam

Reason:  For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam:  Specialist Four Boris distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 3 April 1968 as medical aidman of an infantry company during a search and destroy mission.  The company came under sudden, intense automatic weapons and mortar fire resulting in several casualties being trapped in the open.  Abandoning the relative safety of his position, Specialist Boris rushed to aid one of his fallen comrades.  He was wounded in the leg, but managed to move the injured soldier to safety and administer first aid.  He again moved through a hail of bullets into the open to rescue another casualty, and he was wounded a second time as he carried the man to safety.  Specialist Boris attempted a third rescue.  As he crawled toward the injured man, he received a third wound which completely immobilized him and caused him to be evacuated.  Specialist Four Boris' extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


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