Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Quartermaster First Class Robert Armstrong Black (NSN: 8114404), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as a member of a Special Reconnaissance Detachment, Underwater Demolitions Team TEN (UDT-10), operating from the U.S.S. BURRFISH (SS-312), which was assigned the mission of investigating certain enemy-held Islands. Although aware of the dangers inherent in the long voyage required in the execution of the mission, of the difficulties of landing upon enemy beaches, and of the limited means of escape in the event of discovery by the enemy, he volunteered for the duty. Without disclosing his presence to the enemy, he made a successful reconnaissance of an enemy held island, and obtained valuable information concerning its beaches and adjacent waters. On a second occasion, with complete disregard of personal safety he volunteered for a mission through heavy surf over a dangerous reef. Throughout these hazardous missions, he displayed the utmost courage and daring, and demonstrated his willingness to risk his life in an effort to accomplish a task vital to operations of our forces against the enemy. His performance of duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.