The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Major Glen P. York, United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force in Southeast Asia as Rescue Crew Commander of an unarmed HH-3E Rescue Helicopter of the 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3d Air Rescue and Recovery Group, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, near Nam Dinh, North Vietnam, on 18 July 1967. Despite the knowledge that a preceding rescue force had been damaged and driven away by intensive anti-aircraft fire, Major York unhesitatingly entered an extremely hostile area to rescue a downed United States Navy pilot. In the approach to the pilot's position, one of Major York's escort aircraft was hit and forced to withdraw. Major York deliberately disregarded continuous heavy fire from all directions and hovered over the downed pilot until he was safely hoisted aboard. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, Major York reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.