The aircraft Capt Martin and Lt Badley were flying, F-4C tail number 63-7680, was not on its first trip up North. Colonel Robin Olds and 1st Lt Charles C. Clifton were flying 63-7680 when they shot down a MiG-21 on 2 January 1967, and Lt Col Fred A. Haeffner and 1st Lt Michael R. Bever of the 433rd TFS were in 63-7680 when they bagged a MiG-17 on 13 May 1967.
Lt Col Martin's Silver Star Citation:
The President of the United States takes Pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John Murray Martin (198246115), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Reserve), for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force during an air mission in the Republic of Vietnam. Lieutenant Colonel Martin distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 20 November 1967 while serving with the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 7th Air Force, and the United States Air Force.