Robert L. Adams

#1) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Robert L. Adams for extraordinary heroism and gallantry while participating in aerial flight. Warrant Officer Adams distinguished himself by heroism in action on 18 April 1967, while serving as an Aircraft Commander of an armed helicopter during a combat extraction mission in the An Lao Valley, Republic of Vietnam. Receiving a request for extraction from an infantry unit, Warrant Officer Adams volunteered to fly his aircraft to the area and complete the mission. Exposing himself to heavy enemy fire, he made several landings to successfully evacuate the unit from the hazardous landing zone. Warrant Officer Adams’ display of personal bravery and flying ability is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

#2) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Robert L. Adams for extraordinary heroism and gallantry while participating in aerial flight. Warrant Officer Adams distinguished himself by heroism in action on 16 May 1967, while serving as an Aircraft Commander of a UH-1D helicopter during a combat extraction mission near Bong Son, Republic of Vietnam. Receiving a request from an embattled infantry unit for extraction, Warrant Officer Adams volunteered to fly his aircraft to the battle area. Disregarding his own safety, he flew his aircraft through intense hostile fire and made a successful extraction of several infantry soldiers. After flying the men to a secure position, Warrant Officer Adams returned to the battle site and attempted to extract several more soldiers. At this time, he observed an explosion that wounded several soldiers. Although his aircraft was already loaded to capacity, Warrant Officer Adams remained in the area, until his wounded comrades were safely aboard his helicopter. He then skillfully maneuvered his aircraft from the hazardous landing zone to a secure location. Warrant Officer Adams’ display of personal bravery and flying ability is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.