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.
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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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Caption: Eric Smith flew Mosquito fighter-bombers in WWII and received the US Air Medal for missions over Korea with USAF flying Sabre jets.
However, when Lamb decorated Boddington with the Air Medal near the end of World War II, he was a lieutenant commander As many of you noted, the caption on page 104 was incorrect.--E.
His other medals and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and Air Medal. Sue was a gifted musician and the principal cellist for the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, and she played in various symphonies and string quartets, including the Fairfax Symphony, throughout her life.
Cederholm, crew chief, received the Air Medal for actions during a priority re-supply mission in support of 1 st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, also known as Geronimo, on June 12, 2011.
Don Robert Dickson (University of Utah), 85, defended his country and taught the next generation.The World War II veteran served in the Army Air Corps and earned three Bronze Campaign Stars, two Purple Hearts, the Air Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Ribbon.The educator taught in the Meteorology Department at his alma mater, University of Utah, for 30 years and was department chair for nine.
Age 89 | Hometown: Corvallis | Staff sergeant, 306th Bomb Group | Army Air Corps | Europe | Air Medal with five silver clusters
Smith received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for his service in Europe, part of a unit that dropped bombs on Germany.
A decorated pilot and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Clusters and 5 Battle Stars for major air engagements, makes him an expert in an elite group of individuals who were dedicated to God and country and whose lives were shaped by combat.
Also worn to denote first award of the singlemission Air Medal after Nov.
He earned the Air Medal, Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
COL Applegate's 32 years of service to his country spanned three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; his military decorations include the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf clusters, the Air Medal, and the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf clusters.
Captain Smith's decorations and awards included a Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.