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a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight

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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.
Four Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 were awarded the Individual Action Air Medals with the combat distinguishing device last December 16 for heroic actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He was a Navy Veteran of WWII stationed in the Central Pacific in various PB4Y (B-24) squadrons as a radioman-gunner and received the distinguished flying cross, three air medals and several commendation ribbons.
She is a combat veteran, and has earned four Air Medals for service in combat operations over Afghanistan and Iraq.
In a military career spanning 34 years and three wars (World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War), Day received nearly 70 military decorations, including the Congressional Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, POW Ribbon, and several Bronze Stars, Air Medals, and Purple Hearts.
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V," three Meritorious Service Medals, three Strike/Flight Air Medals (two with Combat "V") one individual Air Medal with Combat "V," four Navy Commendation Medals (three with Combat "V"), two Navy Achievement Medals, and various campaign and service medals.
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 1968, Smith was an AHIG Cobra pilot, flying combat missions and earning numerous air medals in Vietnam with the 7/17th Cavalry.
Among his decorations, Pettyjohn has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Medals, and, in 1997, he was awarded the Billy Joe Dryden Semper Viper Award -- an award given for the top feat of airmanship in the F-16 out of the 19 Air Forces worldwide that fly the F-16 fighter aircraft.
In 1,578 combat missions, they destroyed hundreds of aircraft and vehicles and earned 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Silver Star, 14 Bronze Stars, 744 Air Medals, three Distinguished Unit Citations and eight Purple Hearts.
Caption: The pilot and flight crew of a VMM-266 MV-22B Osprey received Air Medals on 7 January 2013 for their actions in the rescue of a downed Air Force pilot in 2011.
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.