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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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He Flew 2 Missions on D-Day and was Awarded 13 Air Medals, a Distinguished Flying Cross and several Campaign Medals.
He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the USS San Jacinto.
In total, Bush flew 58 combat missions in 1944, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to San Jacinto.
His decorations include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Meritorious Service Medals, and nineteen Air Medals. "The Phantom Vietnam War: An F-4 Pilot's Combat over Laos" is his detailed and eyewitness account of the American air campaign over Laos in an effort to cut off Viet Cong supply lines and 'safe areas'.
The guest speaker is Colonel Rich Graham USAF Retired SR71 - Blackbird pilot who was Vice Wing Commander at Beale Air Force Base during which time he collected military awards including three Legion of Merit awards, four Distinguished Flying Cross medals and 19 Air Medals. Colonel Graham will be describing Cold War operations using the SR71 whilst flying at Mach 3 over Russia, and other similar operations.
Sharp is a distinguished combat pilot and the recipient of the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, 12 Air Medals, Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation with Combat V (valor) Medal.
After 23 years in the Air Force, he retired in 1979 with the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 12 Air Medals. Returning to civilan life, he became certified in commercial real estate and financial planning.
He was awarded three Bronze Stars and nine Air Medals.
He retired from the reserve in 1965 as a major with the Distinguished Flying Cross, World War II Victory Medal, and several Air Medals to his name.
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. Survivors include his wife of forty-three years, Margaret Bernstein.
COL Lackey's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; four awards of the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star Medals; the Purple Heart; three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal; four Air Medals; five Army Commendation Medals; the Cross of Gallantry; the Combat Infantry Badge; the Master Parachutist Badge; the Vietnam Service Medal with nine stars, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal.