Steven J. Zorger

1) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Stephan J. Zorger for heroism while participating in aerial flight. Warrant Officer Zorger distinguished himself by heroic actions on 25 November 1968, while serving as a Pilot for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam. Warrant Officer Zorger was instructed to evacuate a wounded man from Company D, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry. The landing zone consisted of a bomb crater amidst a group of trees. This was the only possible landing zone in the area, and Warrant Officer Zorger negotiated it with great skill. He calmly maintained an absolutely steady hover so the wounded man could be easily lifted into the craft. His outstanding flying ability eliminated any chance for destruction to his aircraft and nearby personnel in lieu of their actions. Warrant Officer Zorger’s personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are 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 Steven J. Zorger for heroism while participating in aerial flight. Warrant Officer Zorger distinguished himself by heroic actions on 5 April 1969, while serving with D Troop, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the Republic of Vietnam as an Aircraft Commander. While on a mission to evacuate the crew and classified equipment of a downed aircraft, Warrant Officer Zorger’s aircraft came under intense enemy fire from several ground positions. Despite his extremely vulnerable situation, Warrant Officer Zorger continued his approach and landed in the pick-up zone. While still receiving fire in the landing zone, Warrant Officer Zorger helped to load the crew and equipment of the downed ship into his aircraft. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission. Warrant officer Zorger’s personal bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

3) The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Stephan J. Zorger for heroism while participating in aerial flight. Warrant Officer Zorger distinguished himself by heroic actions on 15 June 1969 while serving as an Aircraft Commander with D Troop, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the Republic of Vietnam. When elements of the 4th Cavalry came in contact with a large enemy force, numerous casualties were sustained. Immediately, Warrant Officer Zorger flew to the contact area to make the medical evacuation. Although his helicopter was under fire, Warrant Officer Zorger landed in the contact area and successfully evacuated the more seriously wounded soldiers to a nearby hospital. Having again arrived over the battle area, Warrant Officer Zorger exposed himself to the hail of fire as he landed in the area and extracted several other fallen soldiers. His valorous actions were responsible for saving several lives. Warrant Officer Zorger’s bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division and the United States Army.