Master Sgt. Donald R Faries, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Faries, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for heroism at his 8th Air bomber base in England.
A mechanic, Faries was one of three ground crewmen cited for crawling under a blazing Flying Fortress to search for a missing comrade. after being ordered to abandon the search, they taxied nearby planes out of danger two minutes before the burning plane exploded.
His group received a Presidential Citation for the Aug. 17, 1943, shuttle bombing of Regensburg.