David J. Adams

#1 The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (First Oak Leaf Cluster) to First Lieutenant David J. Adams for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an F-4D Pilot over hostile territory on 18 October 1968. On that date, Lieutenant Adams overcame extremely poor weather and heavy and accurate hostile antiaircraft artillery fire in conducting both radar and visual strikes against multiple interdiction targets in North Vietnam, successfully destroying supplies sorely needed by subversive forces operating in South Vietnam and closing a major infiltration route to further traffic.  His aggressive courage and dedication resulted in a significant contribution to the strategic interdiction program then being conducted. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Adams reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. ********** #2 The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant David J. Adams for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 18 November 1968. On that date, flying fighter escort for a photo-reconnaissance aircraft, his singularly outstanding efforts and disregard for personal safety in the face of intense hostile antiaircraft artillery reaction and deteriorating weather conditions enabled the successful completion of an extremely important mission. The professional competence, aerial skill and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Adams reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. ********** #3 The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Second Oak Leaf Cluster) to Captain David J. Adams for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an F-4D Aircraft Commander over hostile territory on 15 February 1970. On that date, Captain Adams effectively and accurately struck a critical hostile truck park and storage area in one the most heavily defended areas of Southeast Asia.  Captain Adams repeatedly struck the target area with superior accuracy resulting in two trucks destroyed, five troop and storage bunkers destroyed, and numerous succeeding secondary fires.  The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Adams reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.