distinguished flying cross usa

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (USA)
The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. The medal was established on July 2, 1926 and is currently awarded to any persons who, after April 6, 1917, distinguish themselves by single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Both heroism and extraordinary achievement are entirely distinctive, involving operations that are not routine. The medal may be awarded to friendly foreign military members in ranks equivalent to U.S. Pay Grade of O-6 and below, in actual combat in support operations.
  1. NIGHTSTALKERS Fladry, Robert Ray

    SURNAME Fladry FORENAME Robert Ray UNIT Company A RANK Chief Warrant Officer NUMBER AWARD Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE Panama, 1989 (SS), 1987 (DFC) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 16.01.1950, Pennsylvania resided Union City, Pennsylvania 2 x tours Vietnam, Grenada...
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Abderhalden, Neils J.

    SURNAME Abderhalden FORENAME Neils J. UNIT 4 Special Operations Squadron (1 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross with C device PLACE Afghanistan 2019 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pilot/aircraft commander
  3. AIR COMMANDO 2 Aharonian, Aharon

    SURNAME Aharonian FORENAME Aharon UNIT 40 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron RANK Major NUMBER FR-30294 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster PLACE South East Asia 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 6.9.1928 Worcester,Massachusetts graduated Worcester...
  4. GREEN BERETS Thorne, Larry Alan

    SURNAME Thorne FORENAME Larry Alan UNIT 7 SF Group (Company A,1 Bn,Det A-734) + 5 SF Group (MACV- SOG) (RT Iowa) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-2287104 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Bronze Star,Air Medal,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1964-65 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA -...
  5. AIR COMMANDO 2 Zenga, Ronald Paul

    SURNAME Zenga FORENAME Ronald Paul UNIT 20 Special Operations Squadron (14 S.O. Wing) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 024329436 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE Cambodia 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. AIR COMMANDO 2 Adams, Victor Ray

    SURNAME Adams FORENAME Victor Ray UNIT 20 Special Operations Squadron (14 S.O. Wing) RANK Technical Sergeant NUMBER 13533712 AWARD Air Force Cross,Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE Cambodia 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Baltimore,Maryland born 6.1.1938 Smithfield,West Virginia...
  7. AIR COMMANDO 2 Garcia, Tom

    SURNAME Garcia FORENAME Tom UNIT 20 Special Operations Squadron (14 S.O. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE Cambodia 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pilot
  8. GREEN BERETS Neubauer, Ronald George

    SURNAME Neubauer FORENAME Ronald George UNIT 5 SF Group (HQ Company)(Nha Trang Installation Def Command) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-66321531 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  9. GREEN BERETS McHugh, John James

    SURNAME McHugh FORENAME John James UNIT 5 SF Group (Company B,Det B-22) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-5331478 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Bronze Star PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  10. GREEN BERETS Link, John Francis

    SURNAME Link FORENAME John Francis UNIT 5 SF Group (Det B-52) (Project Delta) RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER 17731124 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Army Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  11. GREEN BERETS Lehew, Donald Lee

    SURNAME Lehew FORENAME Donald Lee UNIT 5 SF Group (Company D,Det A-430) RANK Sergeant First Class NUMBER 13479761 AWARD Distinguished Service Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. AIR COMMANDO 2 Young, Gerald Orren (Gerry)

    SURNAME Young FORENAME Gerald Orren (Gerry) UNIT 37 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (3 A.R.R. Group) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Medal of Honor, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  13. AIR COMMANDO 2 Knight, Roy Abner,Jr

    SURNAME Knight FORENAME Roy Abner,Jr UNIT 602 Fighter Squadron (56 Air Commando Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 0-46585 AWARD Air Force Cross,Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam/Laos 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MIA - see Roll of Honour all awarded posthumously (also...
  14. AIR COMMANDO 2 Hull, James Larry

    SURNAME Hull FORENAME James Larry UNIT 20 Tactical Air Support Squadron (504 T.A.S. Group) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 585243256 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster,Air Medal with 8 oak leaf clusters PLACE South Vietnam/Laos 1971 ADDITIONAL...
  15. AIR COMMANDO 2 Helmich, Gerald Robert

    SURNAME Helmich FORENAME Gerald Robert UNIT 6 Special Operations Squadron (633 S.O. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 0-01249000 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. AIR COMMANDO 2 Helgeson, Ellis Eugene,Jr

    SURNAME Helgeson FORENAME Ellis Eugene,Jr UNIT 311 Air Commando Squadron (315 A.C. Wing) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 3174296 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters PLACE South Vietnam 1967-68 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. AIR COMMANDO 2 Hayden, Neil William

    SURNAME Hayden FORENAME Neil William UNIT 310 Special Operations Squadron (315 S.O. Wing) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 3205531 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1969 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. AIR COMMANDO 2 Harley, Lee Dufford

    SURNAME Harley FORENAME Lee Dufford UNIT 23 Tactical Air Support Squadron (505 Tactical Air Control Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 225505214 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Silver Star,Air Medal with oak leaf cluster PLACE South Vietnam and Laos 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MIA...
  19. AIR COMMANDO 2 Hardy, Arthur Hans

    SURNAME Hardy FORENAME Arthur Hans UNIT 20 Tactical Air Support Squadron (504 T.A.S. Group) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-18400962 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters PLACE South Vietnam and Laos 1972 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MIA - see Roll of...
  20. AIR COMMANDO 2 Halbower, Harlow Kenneth

    SURNAME Halbower FORENAME Harlow Kenneth UNIT 19 Tactical Air Support Squadron (505 Tactical Air Control Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 55486 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters PLACE South Vietnam 1965-66 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA...
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