Branch: Army ** Served In: Vietnam
Carl M. Mott began his Army career shortly after World War II serving with General MacArthur’s occupation force in Japan. He returned home to finish college, then re-entered the Army with an ROTC commission. He served two combat tours in Vietnam, first as an advisor to the South Vietnamese army and later as an artillery battalion commander. He engaged the enemy in unconventional actions, using a scout helicopter armed only with rifles for strafing, and personally directing armored anti-aircraft vehicles in breaking up North Vietnamese infantry attacks. Mott received the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Bronze Stars.