Silver Star : The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Raymond Alex Frank, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against hostile enemy forces while serving as Co-Pilot of "Super 64," an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Company D, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 3 October 1993. Chief Warrant Officer Frank's helicopter was hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade while providing protective fires for a downed helicopter from his unit. Realizing that the tail rotor had separated, he autorotated to a safe landing in the city. Surviving the crash with tremendous injury to his back he egressed from the helicopter and assumed a fighting position in the urban downtown sprawl of Mogadishu. Chief Warrant Officer Frank was mortally wounded while gallantly defending his aircraft, fellow crew members, and ground force members of Task Force RANGER in the vicinity of the crash site. His courage and determination in the face of grave danger were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military forces and reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army .