Service No: 8678 F(P)
Date of Birth : Jun 10, 1945
Service: Air Force
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
UNIT: 8 TAC Center
Operation : Op Cactus Lily
Award : VrC
Date of Martyrdom : Dec 14, 1971
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The Citation of Vir Chakra reads him to :
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971- Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredric Pereira was employed on forward air controller duties with an army brigade in a forward area- He was required to direct close air support aircraft to enemy targets from forward locations- His directions were responsible for many successful attacks by our aircraft on enemy concentrations- On 14 December- while on duty in a forward locality- he was hit by enemy fire and died- Throughout- Flight Lieutenant Pereira displayed gallantry- determination and devotion to duty of a high order-
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