The United States Army Medal of Honor
The Nation's Highest Award for Valor
I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.
“I will always be in awe of Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall for his extraordinary bravery and brilliant flying skill under the most difficult wartime conditions - flying continuouly into a hot LZ to support a US battalion surrounded by elements of three North Vietamese regiments. By risking his own life in leading these hazardous flights, Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall provided exceptoinal leadership to the rest of his company which continued throughout the three day ordeal.”
John D. Herron - Colonel United States Army (Retired), Except from Nomination letter on Behalf of Lt. Col. Crandall