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.