Charles D. Flook

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Warrant Officer Flook for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty on 12 July 1970. Warrant Officer Flook distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while serving as aircraft commander on a transport helicopter during a combat assault three miles west of Cau Ke. Warrant Officer Flook was approaching the landing zone when the enemy directed a heavy volume of fire at his aircraft. Although receiving numerous hits in the cockpit area, he continued his approach And landed in the contact area. After the troops were unloaded and the flight was departing the area, he discovered that his pilot had been wounded and that his instruments were rendered unreliable because of the enemy fire. Warrant Officer Flook continued to fly his aircraft, relying solely upon his skill and judgement. Through his courage and sound judgement he contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.