The US Legion of Merit
was conferred on the air chief "in recognition of his brave leadership, sagacity, vision, demonstration of superb resolve and unwavering dedication to the global war on terrorism and above all extraordinary efforts to ensure regional as well as global peace and stability," according to a PAF statement.
Ex-Post Facto Approval for the Acceptance of The Legion of Merit
(Degree of Commander) Medal to Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M), former Chief of the Naval Staff by the Government of United States of America.
The COAS was awarded the Legion of Merit
during a ceremony in recognition of his services for promoting Pakistan-Turkey defence ties.
He was the recipient of two Legion of Merit
awards by the Reagan administration and was given safe haven by the Bush administration to live in Florida, where his wife, Lourdes, owned considerable property.
He then served with the 181st Infantry Battalion earning numerous awards and honors including the Legion of Merit
and Meritorious Service Medal, retiring as Sergeant Major in 2002 after 35 years of service.
Also, on page 14, caption should read "Major Clyde 'Stan' Shields wearing his Legion of Merit
He was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor, Distinguished Conduct Star, Philippine Military Merit Medal, United States of America (USA) Legion of Merit
, French Legion of Honor, United Nations Service Medal, and USA Distinguished Graduate Award.
Gen Mattson granted the Legion of Merit
- the sixth in the order of precedence of U.
Air Force Commander has awarded the Legion of Merit
to Israel Air Force Commander Maj.
At the ceremony held at the Army House on 22 June, the Ambassador of the USA to the Republic of Macedonia, Philip Reeker, handed the Chief of the Macedonian Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Miroslav Stojanovski, the Legion of Merit
Mclntosh retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel in 1994 and is decorated with the Legion of Merit
and the Meritorious Service medals.
She tells me that the Hollywood star who returned to Britain to enlist with the army at the beginning of WWII, subsequently being awarded the Legion of Merit
from President Eisenhower, was David Niven.