The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Brian O'Neill, Lieutenant Colonel (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-26 Medium Bomber in the 38th Bombardment Group (M), FIFTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 3 March 1943, against enemy targets in the Southwest Pacific Area of Operations. The personal courage and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Colonel O'Neill on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 36 (1943)
Home Town: Yonkers, New York