Daniel R Berry

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Warrant Officer Daniel R. Berry for heroism while participating in aerial flight in the Republic of Vietnam evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty on 12 November 1969. Chief Warrant Officer Berry distinguished himself while serving as Aircraft Commander of a UH-1H helicopter on an emergency resupply and medical evacuation near Dong Ha Mountain, Republic of Vietnam. Chief Warrant Officer Berry moved a securing force to the location of a downed helicopter and, after loading their troops on board, he proceeded to make the insertion to reinforce the downed team. Returning and loading his aircraft with ammunition, he again approached the landing zone, where he came under intense small arms fire, but completed the resupply. Joining the other aircraft, Chief Warrant Officer Berry then helped to move more troops into an area where an eight-man reconnaissance team was under small arms and mortar fire. Making his approach through darkness, he was helped only by a trip flare in the landing zone. He completed his mission despite the small arms fire directed at him. Chief Warrant Officer Berry’s outstanding flying ability and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.