Air Medal


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Air Medal

n.
A decoration awarded by the US Army, Air Force, or Navy for meritorious conduct in flight operations.

Air′ Med`al


n.
an award given to a member of the U.S. armed forces for heroism or meritorious action in a military air operation.
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Noun1.Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flightAir Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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He was awarded the Air Medal, but claimed a far higher distinction - Hitler promised a prize of $5,000 to anybody who could shoot the star down.
In all, he flew more than 6,000 hours in fighter aircraft and earned more than sixty decorations, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, ten Distinguished Flying Crosses, and forty-one Air Medals.
East retired from the service in 1965, with a chestful of medals, including the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal, with 41 oak-leaf clusters attesting to the hundreds of successful combat missions he made in his career.
He participated in many spectacular flights and bombing missions and awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart, 3 Oak Clusters and other Citations for his bravery.
Stewart flew 20 combat missions, commanded a squadron, became a colonel and earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and seven battle stars.
His numerous awards include the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Cluster.
He grew up in rural South Dakota during the Depression, and served valiantly during World War II, winning the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross.
During his military service, James earned the Air Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Flying Cross with seven oak leaf clusters during his more than 20 years in the Air Force, which included 26 bombing missions in a B-17.
Among his major awards and decoration are Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and Kuwait Liberation Medal by the Government of Kuwait.
During his military career, Long was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and numerous others, including some from foreign countries.
General Clark's decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Purple Heart.