General Risner won two Silver Stars, two Air Force Crosses, the Distinguished Service Medal, three Distinguished Flying Crosses
, and two Bronze Stars.
He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Navy/Marine Corps Medal of Heroism, four Distinguished Flying Crosses
, the Bronze Star, twenty one Air Medals, three Navy Commendation medals, the Purple Heart, and other awards.
Guest speaker will be aviator Dick Rutan, who flew 325 combat missions in Vietnam, was shot down and earned the Silver Star, five Distinguished Flying Crosses
and the Purple Heart.
Dyson's honors include the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses
and nine Air Medals.
Kurtz, father of actress Swoosie Kurtz, earned the French Croix de Guerre, three Distinguished Flying Crosses
, three Silver Stars, three Air Medals and five presidential citations.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses
, and a dozen Air Medals.
1968: Sent to Vietnam to fly F-100 fighter jets and earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses
His awards and honors include the Harmon, Collier & Goddard Aerospace Trophies, the Presidential Medal for Freedom, the French Legion of Honor, NASA Distinguished and Exceptional Service Medals, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Naval Astronaut Wings, two Navy Distinguished Flying Crosses
and most recently the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Major Patterakis retired in 1978, having earned six Distinguished Flying Crosses
, twenty-one Air Medals, and two Air Force Commendation Medals.
Ascani's awards include two Distinguished Flying Crosses
, five Air Medals, two Army commendation medals, and the Thompson and MacKay trophies.