Ferguson, Frederick (Fred)

Public Information

Name

Ferguson, Frederick (Fred)

Class

2001

Biography

Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, Company C, 227th Aviation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Born 18 August 1939, Pilot Point, Texas; entered service in Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 31 January 1968, in Hue, Republic of Vietnam. Disregarding all warnings about heavy antiaircraft fire, CWO Ferguson flew his resupply helicopter at low level, maximum airspeed, toward the compound where a crew of survivors from a downed helicopter had taken refuge. Landing his aircraft under heavy fire and in blinding dust, his five wounded comrades were loaded aboard and, although the helicopter sustained heavy damage, CWO Ferguson managed to fly his crippled aircraft through the rain of fire again and to safety.

Medal of Honor Recipient

Yes