1972 New Zealand gallantry awards
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The 1972 New Zealand gallantry awards were announced via two Special Honours Lists dated 7 March and 27 July 1972, and recognised five New Zealand military personnel for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Vietnam.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
- Squadron Leader Robin John Klitscher Royal New Zealand Air Force. –
- Lieutenant Edwin Grant Steel – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
Military Medal (MM)
- Lance Corporal John Leonard Adams – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
Mention in despatches
- Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Robert John Sutherland Munro – Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals.
- Private Taare Parekura – Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.