Da Form 638

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11. Also with the DA Form 638, the following documents were enclosed: a. A listing of the chain of command from the platoon leader of C Company, to the battalion, brigade, and division commanders. b. GO Number 134, issued by Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, on 8 January 1968 awarding the Air Medal to CPT HEL for meritorious achievement from 6 February 1967 to 5 December 1967 and to 1LT JRB for meritorious achievement from 6 February 1967 to 14 December 1967. c. GO Number 99, issued by Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, on 6 January 1968 awarding the Air Medal to SSG DLK for meritorious achievement from 6 February 1967 to 23 February 1967. d. Image/copy of ribbons and medals with the name 1LT SBS, 47th Infantry Regiment, Vietnam. e. Newspaper article about medals awarded to 1LT SBS. f. Biography of Lieutenant General W.B. Fulton (Deceased), former Commanding General of 9th Infantry Division. g. Biography of Colonel G.I. Tutwiller (Deceased), former battalion Commander, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry. 12. On 5 December 2014, the HRC Awards and Decorations Branch responded to Congressman…show more content…
This is in response to your inquiry of 18 November 2014, on behalf of [Applicant] and [Another Soldier] concerning their desire to be awarded the Air Medal. We are unable to process your request. Our policy team reviewed both award recommendations and concluded that due to the lack of official military documentation to support their request, we are unable to consider the awards in their present condition. We recommended in our previous correspondence dated 12 August 2014, that [Applicant] and [Another Soldier] contact the National Archives at College Park, Maryland to obtain copies of flight records from their unit of assignment documenting their completion of twenty-five combat assaults. However, since no official military documentation can be acquired from the National Archives or the requestors, this office cannot take any further

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