Gregory B. MacNeil Back

The President of the United States takes great pleasure in presenting the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Gregory MacNeil, WO2, United States Army, A Trp, 7th Sqdn, 1st Air Cav, Republic of Vietnam, for action dated 27 April 1968 for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary actions above and beyond the call of duty: Chief Warrant Officer MacNeil distinguished himself while serving as a member of an aero-scout team, during an evacuation of wounded American soldiers. An American ground unit was pinned down by a large insurgent force and was sustaining casualties. Though he encountered heavy enemy automatic weapons fire, he made a one hundred foot vertical descent into the landing area to perform the mission. He demonstrated great skill and professionalism in maneuvering his aircraft around the numerous obstacles endangering his flight path, Chief Warrant Officer MacNeil thus was responsible for saving the life of a seriously wounded soldier. 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.