Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Historical Foundation©
Marine Corps Vietnam-era Tankers and Ontosmen Have Made History.
Your Historical Foundation is Making it Known.
2nd Lt. RALSTON, DAVID J.
The President of the United States takes pleasure
in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David J. Ralston (0-102823),
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 3d Tank Battalion,
3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations
against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 19, 1968. By his
courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in
the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Ralston upheld
the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval