A veteran combat pilot, he retired from the Air Force in 1992, after twenty-two years of service that included two tours in Vietnam and earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal
, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
Three Marines with the VMM-266 Fighting Griffins were awarded the Air Medal
with combat distinguishing devices on 7 January 2013 for their part in the rescue of a downed U.
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.
She has flown dozens of combat support missions and has earned two Air Medals
and two Aerial Achievement Medals for her service since 9/11.
Andy won 27 Air Medals
, meaning that he spent over 2,700 hours above various battlefields directing troops, calling in artillery and mortar fire, evacuating wounded, and using his helicopter "like a tank.
During World War II he flew 22 combat missions in B-17s with the Eighth Air Force and earned three Air Medals
Davis led 685 combat flight missions in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, for which he was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 26 Air Medals
, the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and the Purple Heart.
Pagonis's military awards abound, including three Air Medals
, "The Distinguished Service Medal," the "Silver Star, the "Legion of Merit," and many more.
In addition to his 337 combat missions, Miles was awarded the Silver Star, three Legion of Merit medals, two Distinguished Flying Cross medals, 17 air medals
, and the Bronze Star.
As a helicopter pilot, he flew more than 900 missions over Vietnam and received the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, 45 Air Medals
and the Purple Heart.
Edwards, AWR1 James Haydu, and AWR3 Tyler Alderman of USS Elrod (FFG 55) received Air Medals
25 August 2010 for their efforts in rescuing members of a Pakistani fishing vessel in July.
Among his awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air Medals
, and two Army Commendation Medals.
Faith, England, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air Medals
He became the most decorated warrant officer in the 12th's Task Force Storm, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Medals
with Valor and three Air Medals
, resulting in his being named Aviator of the Year by the Army Aviation Association of America.
His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals
from his Air Force career.