MEDAL OF HONOR
CONTINUED
KELLER, LEONARD B.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 3d Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. Place and
date: Ap Bac Zone, Republic of Vietnam, 2 May 1967. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Born: 25 February 1947, Rockford,
Ill.

Citation:  
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sweeping
through an area where an enemy ambush had occurred earlier, Sgt. Keller's unit suddenly came under Intense automatic
weapons and small-arms fire from a number of enemy bunkers and numerous snipers in nearby trees. Sgt. Keller quickly
moved to a position where he could fire at a bunker from which automatic fire was received, killing 1 Viet Cong who
attempted to escape. Leaping to the top of a dike, he and a comrade charged the enemy bunkers, dangerously exposing
themselves to the enemy fire. Armed with a light machine gun, Sgt. Keller and his comrade began a systematic assault on
the enemy bunkers. While Sgt. Keller neutralized the fire from the first bunker with his machine gun, the other soldier
threw in a hand grenade killing its occupant. Then he and the other soldier charged a second bunker, killing its occupant.
A third bunker contained an automatic rifleman who had pinned down much of the friendly platoon. Again, with utter
disregard for the fire directed to them, the 2 men charged, killing the enemy within. Continuing their attack, Sgt. Keller
and his comrade assaulted 4 more bunkers, killing the enemy within. During their furious assault, Sgt. Keller and his
comrade had been almost continuously exposed to intense sniper fire as the enemy desperately sought to stop their attack.
The ferocity of their assault had carried the soldiers beyond the line of bunkers into the treeline, forcing snipers to flee.
The 2 men gave immediate chase, driving the enemy away from the friendly unit. When his ammunition was exhausted,
Sgt. Keller returned to the platoon to assist in the evacuation of the wounded. The 2-man assault had driven an enemy
platoon from a well prepared position, accounted for numerous enemy dead, and prevented further friendly casualties.
Sgt. Keller's selfless heroism and indomitable fighting spirit saved the lives of many of his comrades and inflicted serious
damage on the enemy. His acts were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit
upon himself and the U.S. Army.
WRIGHT, RAYMOND R.

Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army,
Company A, 3d Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division.
Place and date: Ap Bac Zone, Republic of Vietnam, 2 May 1967.
Entered service at: Moriah, N.Y.
Born: 5 December 1945, Moriah, N.Y.

Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While serving as a
rifleman with Company A, Sp4c. Wright distinguished himself during a combat patrol in an area where an enemy ambush
had occurred earlier. Sp4c. Wright's unit suddenly came under intense automatic weapons and small-arms fire from an
enemy bunker system protected by numerous snipers in nearby trees. Despite the heavy enemy fire, Sp4c. Wright and
another soldier leaped to the top of a dike to assault the position. Armed with a rifle and several grenades, he and his
comrade exposed themselves to intense fire from the bunkers as they charged the nearest one. Sp4c. Wright raced to the
bunker, threw in a grenade, killing its occupant. The 2 soldiers then ran through a hail of fire to the second bunker. While
his comrade covered him with his machinegun, Sp4c. Wright charged the bunker and succeeded in killing its occupant
with a grenade. A third bunker contained an automatic rifleman who had pinned down much of the friendly platoon. While
his comrade again covered him with machinegun fire, Sp4c. Wright charged in and killed the enemy rifleman with a
grenade. The 2 soldiers worked their way through the remaining bunkers, knocking out 4 of them. Throughout their
furious assault, Sp4c. Wright and his comrade had been almost continuously exposed to intense sniper fire from the
treeline as the enemy desperately sought to stop their attack. Overcoming stubborn resistance from the bunker system,
the men advanced into the treeline forcing the snipers to retreat, giving immediate chase, and driving the enemy away
from the friendly unit so that it advanced across the open area without further casualty. When his ammunition was
exhausted, Sp4c. Wright returned to his unit to assist in the evacuation of the wounded. This 2-man assault had driven an
enemy platoon from a well prepared position, accounted for numerous enemy casualties, and averted further friendly
casualties. Sp4c. Wright's extraordinary heroism, courage, and indomitable fighting spirit saved the lives of many of his
comrades and inflicted serious damage on the enemy. His acts were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military
service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.