By Direction

of the

President of the United States


Distinguished Service Cross

Is Awarded


  Jeffery F. Zauber


Rank and organization:   Specialist Five, U.S. Army Company B 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th LIB

Date and Place:   2 February 1969, Republic of Vietnam

Reason:   For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Specialist Five Zauber distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 2 February 1969 while serving as company medic during a mission to relieve a sister unit engaged with an enemy force. Approaching the combat area, Specialist Zauber's company came under intense enemy fire and sustained several casualties. Disregarding hia own safety, he crawled forward to aid his wounded comrades. He continually exposed himself to the hostile barrages to assist and evacuate the casualties to a protected area. Having administered to the men of his company, he maneuvered forward to assist the other beleaguered unit. While treating one of the soldiers, an enemy grenade exploded nearby. Because Specialist Zauber had taken the precaution of shielding his patient, only the medic received fragmentation wounds. Despite painful lacerations, he remained with the casualty until recovery was effected. Refusing evacuation for himself, Specialist Zauber continued providing medical assistance as long as the conflict lasted. Specialist Five Zauber's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



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