Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Ronald P. Sisson (MCSN: 2089489), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during reconnaissance operations while serving as a communicator with Second Platoon, First Force Reconnaissance Company, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, THIRD Marine Division, deep in Viet Cong territory in the Republic of Vietnam on the night of 16 December 1965. When the patrol base from which Corporal Sisson's reconnaissance team was working came under heavy Viet Cong attack, he exhibited uncommon courage in an attempt to establish radio communications with the base camp and subjected himself to intense and exacting enemy fire. When the Viet Cong force of approximately three hundred assaulted the patrol base, the defenders were forced to maneuver to a secure position. Corporal Sisson, though wounded in the leg, began dragging another wounded comrade to safety. By his heroic conduct and selfless devotion to duty he upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.