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. AIR COMMANDO 2 Butler, James Michael

    SURNAME Butler FORENAME James Michael UNIT 20 Tactical Air Support Squadron (504 T.A.S. Group) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 460806986 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  2. AIR COMMANDO 2 Brim, John Larue

    SURNAME Brim FORENAME John Larue UNIT 4 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 13662249 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  3. AIR COMMANDO 2 Quill, Edward Beeding,Jr

    SURNAME Quill FORENAME Edward Beeding,Jr UNIT 4 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 30165 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA 1968 - see Roll of Honour
  4. AIR COMMANDO 2 Bedal, Arthur Eugene

    SURNAME Bedal FORENAME Arthur Eugene UNIT 1 Air Commando Squadron (34 T.A.C. Group) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 3104135 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1963 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  5. AIR COMMANDO 2 Beach, Sam Festis,Jr

    SURNAME Beach FORENAME Sam Festis,Jr UNIT 20 Tactical Air Support Squadron (504 T.A.S. Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 3156285 AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1967-68 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. AIR COMMANDO 2 Ritchie, Herman Hiram

    SURNAME Ritchie FORENAME Herman Hiram UNIT 310 Air Commando Squadron (315 Air Commando Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 3064786 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. NIGHTSTALKERS Brown, Jason

    SURNAME Brown FORENAME Jason UNIT RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE Afghanistan 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  8. GREEN BERETS Puckett, Ralph,Jr

    SURNAME Puckett FORENAME Ralph,Jr UNIT 10 SF Group RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Cross,Silver Star (x2),Bronze Star (x3),Legion of Merit (x3),Air Medal (x10) PLACE South Vietnam ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 8.12.1926 Tifton,Georgia graduated USMA,West Point...
  9. AIR COMMANDO 2 Ryan, Robert Edward,Jr (Bob)

    SURNAME Ryan FORENAME Robert Edward,Jr (Bob) UNIT 23 Tactical Air Support Squadron RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 013342247 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross (x2),Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  10. AIR COMMANDO 2 Defer, Richard Henry

    SURNAME Defer FORENAME Richard Henry UNIT Steve Canyon Project RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Silver Star,Distinguished Flying Cross,Bronze Star PLACE South Vietnam ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. AIR COMMANDO 2 Karst, Carl Frederick

    SURNAME Karst FORENAME Carl Frederick UNIT 21 Tactical Air Support Squadron (504 T.A.S. Group) RANK Major NUMBER 511324108 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Bronze Star,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  12. AIR COMMANDO 2 Troxel, Edwin Newton

    SURNAME Troxel FORENAME Edwin Newton UNIT 20 Special Operations Squadron (14 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 519261619 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  13. AIR COMMANDO 2 Tijerina, Albert,Jr

    SURNAME Tijerina FORENAME Albert,Jr UNIT 21 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 455661647 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1971 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  14. AIR COMMANDO 2 Heideman, Thomas Edward

    SURNAME Heideman FORENAME Thomas Edward UNIT 21 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing) RANK Master Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  15. AIR COMMANDO 2 Heil, Jackie Phillip

    SURNAME Heil FORENAME Jackie Phillip UNIT 20 Special Operations Squadron (14 S.O. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 524544778 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross (3 oakleaf clusters),Air Medal (5 oakleaf clusters) PLACE South Vietnam 1970 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  16. AIR COMMANDO 2 Steinbrunner, Donald Thomas (Don)

    SURNAME Steinbrunner FORENAME Donald Thomas (Don) UNIT 12 Air Commando Squadron (315 A.C. Wing) RANK Major NUMBER 60353 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1967 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  17. AIR COMMANDO 2 Collins, Willard Marion

    SURNAME Collins FORENAME Willard Marion UNIT 4 Air Commando Squadron (6250 Combat Support Group,14 A.C. Wing) RANK Captain NUMBER 3038111 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Force Cross PLACE South Vietnam 1966 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. AIR COMMANDO 2 Kent, Nacey

    SURNAME Kent FORENAME Nacey,Jr UNIT 4 Air Commando Squadron (14 A.C. Wing) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 19739570 AWARD Air Force Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1968 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.8.1945 son of Nacey and Marjorie Elizabeth (nee Porter)...
  19. CARPETBAGGERS Berkoff, Lawrence

    SURNAME Berkoff FORENAME Lawrence UNIT 856 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0-823270 AWARD Distinguished Flying Cross PLACE UK 1944 (posthumous) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  20. AIR COMMANDO 2 Wilbanks, Hilliard Almond

    SURNAME Wilbanks FORENAME Hilliard Almond UNIT 21 Tactical Air Support Squadron (505 Tactical Control Group) RANK Captain NUMBER 3056748 AWARD Medal of Honor,Distinguished Flying Cross,Air Medal with 18 oak leaf clusters,Air Force Commendation Medal PLACE South Vietnam 1966-67...
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