In an Awards Ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base Arkansas, retired Colonel
and EC-47 Pilot Roy L. Gentry of Little Rock, was awarded the Bronze Star.
Colonel Gentry had been nominated for the award in 1967 but the award
paperwork got missplace and was only recently located, some 35 years later.
The attendees for the presentation included many of the Colonel's family members
and a few of the fellow crewmembers from the 1967 era with the EC-47's in
Vietnam. Colonel (Retired) Al Reeser came in from Alabama as did Colonel
(Retired) Chuck Sutton came in from Texas for the event. Also from the local
area, were former EC-47 Crewmembers, Lt. Colonel (Retired) Robert M. Harris
from Jacksonville Arkansas and MSgt (Retired) James C. Wheeler from Clarksville
There was also a large group of Active Duty men from Little Rock AFB, especially
from the upper enlisted ranks.